Issue: April 2019

The Ted who the Left don’t want to talk

A maths professor who wrote a paper on male-female variation found himself censored and shunned by the academic establishment

Why being normal is the new normal

Self-help advice might seem painfully obvious, but those who struggle with “normality” need it

Terminally tasty

Going bananas over a pan-continental pudding at Heathrow Airport

Adam Dant: A wry eye on the city

Adam Dant's detailed drawings poke fun at cosmopolitan life

The end of growth

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

Last reel of a postwar idyll

John Fuller's ninth novel is rich in comic phrase-making, with the kinetic subtlety of his finest poems

The claws of the panda

‘Russia successfully meddles in Western politics, but I now worry more about China’

Laughter the best medicine

Since April 2018, Titania McGrath has been making people laugh, cringe, and go insane with her satirical tweets sending up social justice lunatics

Return of the native: how not to deal with home-grown enemies

Many IS supporters want to return to the UK, sparking controversy. There may be lessons in our wartime treatment of British fascists

Outsider values

"The dispute over Parkfield’s “No Outsiders” scheme shows that some people are eager for the state to take over"

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens