Nick Cohen

How the Left Turned Against the Jews

Anti-Semitism has never been confined to the Right. Its latest manifestation is the left-wing campaign to undermine Israel

It’s Those Damned Danes Again

Politics is great drama, as Borgen, a fine Danish series, shows. So why do British scriptwriters ignore it?

Sun Sets on Daybreak Couple

The stars have been axed because they tried to push their show an inch upmarket

We Only Pretend to Defend Free Speech

Western liberals are happy to speak truth to power—when they are sure they won't be thrown in prison or the subject of a fatwa

MTV for Tories

Julian Fellowes’s Downton Abbey epitomises the worst features of the culture he claims to challenge

What We Didn’t Know About Boris and Ken

Millions think next year’s London mayoral election is between an amiable Bertie Wooster and a Cockney cheeky chappie. Don’t you believe it

They Never Saw The Crash Coming

The boom years lasted so long that writers and artists lost their nose for trouble

Media Myopia

Simplistic and divisive, the media response to the riots was utterly predictable

Writers Blocked

The odd script may show promise but TV executives are stifling British dramatists

Prisoners of Bad Conscience

BBC 4 failed to deal impartially with Amnesty International’s shameful loss of impartiality

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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