Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen

From the First World War to the rise of radical Islam, catastrophes cannot be treated like ordinary problems

Sherlock substitutes the jitters of the internet for the storytelling that made the world fall in love with Holmes

The corporation and right-wing newspapers must stick together for the sake of media freedom

The apologetics over John Stuart Mill’s shocking attitudes towards foreigners is the only thing that lets down Georgios Varouxakis’s otherwise excellent study of the political philosopher

The constant attacks on the tabloids by the Left and on the BBC by the Right are leading to censorship

The establishment hid Cyril Smith’s crimes. Imagine what they will do when the press is state-regulated

Jacques Peretti’s BBC documentary exposes the diet industry but he misses the elephant in the room

The BBC’s fear of outsiders drives away talent and makes its news programmes timid and forgettable

The Right accuses BBC comedy of bias, but today’s left-wing comedians are conservative in all but name

Embarrassed by their own lacklustre work, Auntie’s reporters refuse to acknowledge the graft of others