Standpoint Magazine

Supply-chain fragility

‘Without a comprehensive deal, food shortages after Brexit will be far more severe than anything seen during the pandemic’

Diary

‘I have barely worn trousers for five months now. In the Zoom era no-one sees below the fifth button of your shirt. You could get away with wearing nothing at all’

Sphinx without a secret

"Whether it’s the shadow government or the global elite, if it’s not one sinister cabal intent on taking over the world, then it’s another"

The weird West

How would you complete this sentence? “I am . . .” Did you say “a journalist/lawyer/doctor” or “adventurous/intelligent/intellectually curious”? Or did you say “I am Arthur’s mother” or “Emily’s Dad”?

An ark in the deluge

"Libraries and archives are central to democracy because they are the storehouses of knowledge and truth"

Captive nations and other inmates

The Chinese Communist Party wants to control the diaspora and suppress foreign criticism. Mongolians, Tibetans and Uighurs are not only silenced inside Xi Jinping’s empire, but abroad

Letters: jokes missed; sustainable seas; a Senate for the UK

Andrew Doyle explains why Nick Cohen just doesn't get his jokes; Rowan Williams and Irene Lancaster on antisemitism; sustainable sea farming; and Frank Field on why the UK needs a Senate

Letters: confronting antisemitism; trans athletes; immigration and the hostile environment

Frederic Raphael on antisemitism; why trans women athletes hardly ever win; legal language and immigration

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens
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