Columns

The Unfinished Journey of Lionel Trilling

Until recently, it was assumed that Trilling had written only one long fiction, The Middle of the Journey (1947). Now, thanks to Geraldine Murphy we know that Trilling was a third of the way through another novel, begun years earlier

‘Trafalgar Square, where 45,000 of us had rallied, was full and fun but somehow very tranquil’

Party Lines

Daisy Waugh eavesdrops on the chattering classes

Does the Arts Club Have Good Taste?

In the dictionary on my laptop it defines art as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”. To me, that’s cooking

More Courage than Prudence

Brown has put his conception of the national interest before popularity in a way that has left him trailing in the opinion polls and possibly even mortally wounded politically

Institutionalised Radicalism

Universities have been transformed into the most Marxist, postmodernist, anti-American, anti-military and anti-capitalist institution in American society

Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink

Nudge is glib trickery, albeit of a very nicely spoken, bland cross-party 21st-century sort

The Darwinian Delusion

Science makes no sense from an evolutionary standpoint, so why have we done it – and why do we continue to do it?

Publish and be Out to Lunch

Standpoint’s Mole inside the publishing world bemoans the fact that it’s more about marketing than quality

‘?“Islamophobia” is a nonsense term. There are reasons to be fearful of some aspects and versions of Islam’

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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