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

Conservatives used to value scepticism and fight fanaticism. Now their stories ring false

The America of Bill Buckley and Victor Navasky is gone. Elitist journalism is marginalised

Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of the Republican candidate for President shows the limits of comedy’s power

Lionel Shriver is right: “cultural appropriation” is an idea that fatally suffocates writers and artists

Supporters of Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn share an aversion to journalists — and the truth

Russell T. Davies’s banal sanitisation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is typical of modern censorship

In attacking the BBC, the Right is apeing outdated Marxist thinking rather than searching for the truth

The oppressed are not always virtuous. The sooner the Left realises its mistake the better

As the BBC version of The Night Manager shows, the novelist has become his own tribute band