Ben Judah

Anthem For The Forgotten Man

Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance's memoir of his Appalachian upbringing, is required reading for understanding why Americans rejected Hillary

Islam and the French Republic

From inner-city Paris to la France profonde, immigration has changed everything

How Russia Is Ruled By The Putin Doctrine

Eurasian ideology, with its appeal to a glorious but bogus past, is assiduously promoted by the Kremlin to shore up the regime

Mutinous Talk In The Highlands

In rural Scotland there has been a surge in support for breaking up the estates

The Russians Are Coming

'Like everyone else in Kiev my friend has been having nightmares'

Hunting the Lynx with the Old Believers

'The first who came to Tuva had come in search of Belovode: a mythical Russian utopia that peasants believed existed out in Siberia'

‘The Yeti Hunts’

Ben Judah's best Standpoint writing is now available as an ebook

From Eastern Europe to the East End

'There is a whole Eastern European city of half a million people in London. More than 80 per cent have arrived since 2004. It is a city working in basic jobs, with a sprinkling of Russian aristocrats and Bosnian refugees.'

Letter from Ukraine: Reviving Lost Literature

Chernovtsy's literary festival is an unexpected way for residents to connect with the Ukrainian city's lost past

On Pilgrimage with the Hasids

'Uman has been called the Hasidic Mecca and the Hasidic Glastonbury. Overwhelmingly, however, the pilgrimage is rejected as “un-Jewish”, even by other ultra-Orthodox Jews'

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"