Nick Cohen

Defeat begets defeat for Britain’s cloth-eared Left

The censorious culture of the liberal Left is hostile to freedom of expression. The fate of the trans-rights movement evinces this pointless politics

Extremism gives us little reason to laugh

Woke politics offers conservative satirists an easy target, but the results neither sparkle nor shock

The necessary death of Orwell’s England

The writer’s paeans for a nation at war are perpetuating a dangerous idea—that English exceptionalism makes extremism impossible

Dare call it treason?

"No one should miss the stench of cowardice, and yet there is no sign voters care or understand that cowardice runs through the British state"

Conservatives clear the way for Corbynite extremism

‘In 2019, as Britain faces the prospect of its first truly radical left-wing government, Conservatives are nowhere near frightened enough. If they were, they would defend the checks the British constitution and European law place on power ’

When the truth mattered (and why it still does)

Separating proper journalists from propagandists and trolls is easy enough—can they handle a story which upsets friends and allies?

The enduring value of the political heretic

Reviled insiders such as socialist opponents of Corbyn or anti-Trump Republicans can provide a useful guide through the mire of our times

The road to hell for the mentally incapacitated

The weasel words of disability rights may be well-intentioned, but they mask institutional cruelty and deprive caring parents of their say

Modern extremism: this time it’s personal

In Britain, Europe and the US, extremists of the Right and Left use vicious ad hominem attacks to boost their populist appeal

Holier than thou: the hypocrisy of the zealot

Corbyn and Trump supporters are more alike than they think: both legitimise hatred in defence of the cause, but dread the enemy within

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"
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