Nothing Beyond Their Slogans

Brexiteers, Corbynistas and Trump supporters share one thing: no coherent policies

The New Romantics

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

Useful Idiocy Of The Right

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

Our World In Stupor Lies

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

Why Trump Is Beyond Satire

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

The Dead End Of Identity Politics

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

Populism Vs The People

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

The Bard’s New Bowdlers

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

Menacing Auntie

In attacking the BBC, the Right is apeing outdated Marxist thinking rather than searching for the truth

When Rainbow Colours Clash

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

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"