Nick Cohen

Journalists make awful politicians

The late Peter Preston despaired of reporters and columnists who join political movements

Twitter: storms ahead

The company could be in danger as governments crack down on irresponsible internet giants

Ignorance is the BBC’s bliss

The new presenters of Front Row proudly parade their contempt for the arts they are covering

A drama dethroned

Game of Thrones is more than just sex and violence. But HBO has run out of story and it shows

Inside the Caliphate

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

Know your jihadi next door

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

A State Of Deception

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

Nothing Beyond Their Slogans

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

Underrated: Sara Khan

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

The New Romantics

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

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"