Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen

It has its faults, but Peter Kosminsky’s Islamic State drama bravely tackles a difficult subject

The makers of a documentary about British jihadists shown on Channel 4 deserve our thanks

The BBC shouldn’t call IS “so-called Islamic State”. That’s what it is, whether we like it or not

Brexiteers, Corbynistas and Trump supporters share one thing: no coherent policies

A courageous Muslim campaigner for women’s rights who faces misogyny, intolerance and extremism

The modern obsession with “being yourself” has led to attention-seeking charlatanry

Conservatives used to value scepticism and fight fanaticism. Now their stories ring false

The America of Bill Buckley and Victor Navasky is gone. Elitist journalism is marginalised

Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of the Republican candidate for President shows the limits of comedy’s power

Lionel Shriver is right: “cultural appropriation” is an idea that fatally suffocates writers and artists