Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen

The stifling right-wing press has adopted a cultish refusal to publish one good word about the BBC

Scottish nationalism has destroyed civility north of the border, putting journalists in the firing line

The sooner the Left realises that you cannot censor your way to a better society the sooner it can worry about more important issues

Online news’ thirst for traffic has sidelined polemics and transformed journalists into thieves and liars

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, superbly adapted for television, is brilliant because it defies easy definition

The Left is paying a heavy price for its cowardice towards Islamist fascism. The state is demanding new powers to deal with the threat

The Leveson Inquiry’s carelessness with basic democratic principles has undermined journalistic freeedom

The Corporation’s reporting and investigations are still essential-but now they are threatened from within 

Our malign celebrity culture has puffed up a narcissist into a revolutionary to fill a hole where politics ought to be

Arguments made by the feminist   critics of Gone Girl demonstrate the problem the Left has with language