Open Season

‘It wasn’t difficult to persuade my son that academic life had lost its attractions’

‘The great classical economists all thought that economic growth would eventually cease. The prediction seems to be coming true’

‘Under Trump, the US has lost its ability to conduct statecraft: in North Korea it has made a dangerous situation worse’

‘London does not need a new Holocaust memorial in the shadow of Parliament. It already has a very moving one in Hyde Park’ 

‘Marie Colvin created herself in the image of the ideal war correspondent. She crafted a one-of-the-boys persona: she was tougher than the toughest’

‘Although Jews like to say that they are exceptionally argumentative, their internal bickering is little different from many other narrow communities’ 

‘Like a strict dress code, or refined form of dance, the myriad rules of ancient versification prove to be liberating’

‘A new book on Brexit illustrates our great problem with Ireland: our ignorance of its self-pity’

‘By far the worst censors and McCarthyites are the transgender activists and their allies. There are any number of men on the Left who are happy to see women silenced and bullied for not toeing the party line’

‘Sometimes I would just like to be a mere citizen — an actress, not a Jewish actress’