Nick Cohen

The Cowardice of the Liberal Press

Hounded out of her native Norway by radical Islamists, Deeyah tells stories the leftist media dare not

Delusions Of Omnipotence

The BBC's managers thought they could kill the Savile sex abuse story. Now it is coming back to haunt them

The Dreyfus Affair Of Our Age

Salman Rushdie's account of the life under a fatwa highlights the moral cowardice of establishment figures of the Left and the Right

Tiptoeing in the Mecca Ballroom

Tom Holland's film on the origins of Islam deserves praise for not shying away from controversy

The Joke’s On Iannucci OBE

The Thick Of It wasn't daring. Its supposedly iconoclastic writer was just mooing with the herd

The Problem With Auntie

The BBC's suffocating conformism, petty prohibitions and woozy moralism are the enemy of creativity

Freedom of the Press Now Concerns Us All

The censorious among us can seize on vast amounts of online evidence and use it to ruin the lives of citizens at random

Minimising Massacres

With extraordinary credulity the great and the good fell for far-left lies about Serbian atrocities

Wanted: Artists for Hard Times

Strangely, it is easier to write a state-of-the-nation drama if you set it in the past

Chasing the Press into the Gutter

With the tabloids’ public interest defence in tatters, the BBC should beware falling into the same trap

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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