David Goodhart

Too clever by half

The higher education contract no longer delivers what it promised. It must serve hearts and hands as well as the cognitive elite

Wafted by goodwill onto the rocks of error

Without some kind of internal border—in other words, status-checking by employers, landlords and so on—there would be a huge incentive for people, especially from poorer countries, to arrive and stay permanently but illegally

Is university for all working?

The helter-skelter expansion of higher education may be good for individuals but has sharpened value divides in society

Only connect

Niall Ferguson's big theory of history is stimulating, arresting, but only half-convincing

The ‘British Model’: Give Refugees Work

Alexander Betts and Paul Collier's "Refuge" is a work of politically engaged scholarship with both trenchant analysis and original solutions

More Immigration Means Less Integration

If we were to welcome even a fraction of the refugees who want to come here, we would destroy the things that attract them to this country

How Modern Liberals Created Nigel Farage

Contemporary liberalism has disdained the loyalties that work as society’s glue. Its failure has allowed populism to dominate politics

A ‘Liberal Racist’? Me? I Felt Like a Heretic

A decade ago I tentatively questioned the benefits of mass immigration and got slated for it. But things have moved on

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"