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April 2019
"The sickness of virtue-signalling is not confined to the woke Left, but has taken hold of our body politic as a whole"
 
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April 2019
"This was the great discovery: that books could let you in to places of danger. Perhaps inevitably this included places you regretted having gone"
 
 
April 2019
‘Russia is governed by semi-deranged confidence men who dupe their fellow citizens into believing in their nation’s geopolitical greatness’
 
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June 2013
‘Temporarily withdrawing from the human rights convention in order to deport Abu Qatada would be absurd’
 
 
March 2014
Abortion is a subject which never goes away and the arguments remain fundamental — a woman's right to choose versus a child's right to life, as each side would advance their case. And yet the technical and clinical
 
 
April 2019
‘The great classical economists all thought that economic growth would eventually cease. The prediction seems to be coming true’
 
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March 2019
"After only a few words, we were overcome by hilarity. Conversing in German seemed to us not only comical but also strangely liberating"
 
 
May 2015
"The Humboldt Forum is a spectacular idea. But it will take the right intellectual architect to pull it off. We will have to trust Neil MacGregor"
 
 
January/February 2011
Life in Birmingham as a vicar’s wife opened our Mole’s eyes to what has become of Britain’s second city
 
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November 2015
‘You cannot measure the success of a city by the number of coffee chains it can support’
 
 
December/January 2016/17
"If this man makes America great again, I will eat a sombrero"
 
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April 2019
Delving into a record of postwar family meals
 
 
February 2019
‘There is nothing comfortable or comforting about modern British history’
 
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April 2019
Going bananas over a pan-continental pudding at Heathrow Airport
 
 
September 2018
‘The Vidia Naipaul I knew was friendly, warm-hearted (not quite the same as kind-hearted), curious, responsive, humorous (and able to laugh at himself), convivial, mischievous, never hypocritical’
 
 
April 2019
‘If Pliny the Elder were alive today he’d be fronting Frack Off’
 
 
March 2019
‘Will the Independent Group break the mould of British politics? The odds must be against it, but perhaps they are not as poor as they first look’
 
 
March 2019
"At last, I am no longer Brexit tribeless. I admit it feels both exciting and strange"
 
 
February 2019
The ancient Assyrians deserve to be remembered for being pioneering builders and engineers
 
 
March 2017
The ascendancy of machine over man
 
 
December/January 2016/17
A vintage volume of wine essays is worth savouring
 
 
April 2014
It gets to the point doesn't it — where you're trying to "do the right thing", whatever that may be. Lead a decent, middle-class life — and yet somehow whatever you do, it's morally wrong. You know? It's
 
 
July/August 2015
Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces
 
 
July/August 2011
 
 
April 2019
‘Russia successfully meddles in Western politics, but I now worry more about China’
 
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