Political Correctness

Bad Examples

Should it be illegal to expose people to damaging ideas?

Nazis And Narcissism

‘Is the transformation of Kim Jong-un into an ugly minor celebrity, whom everyone can laugh at, our way of coping — or a demonstration of a barbarous flippancy?’

Snakes In The Grass

‘Trigger warnings are not merely tools for censoring febrile material for the few, but a complaint about the dominance of Western thought'

The English Public School: An Apologia

Universities should not impose quotas on privately educated students. It is a crude tool which may exclude those from humble backgrounds

Denying The Deniers

What could have been a skewering of our censorious times is merely a missed opportunity

Underrated: Jackie Mason

The veteran of American comedy doesn't care who he offends

Overrated: Ricky Gervais

The highly original comic has declined into little more than the manager of his own brand

Wrong And Hateful; Brave And Right

‘The depiction of Muhammad is a test case for the practice of Western freedoms’

Student Cocoon

Today's university students are being mollycoddled

Class Not Colour

Left-wing politics is focusing too much on superficial categorisation

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"