Issue: March 2019

The woke gent’s guide to blurred lines

The Me Too movement has made relationships with women fraught for men. Just how can you be a decent chap these days?

The way forward for Europe’s great outsider

The UK’s relationship with the Continent has always been fraught. But history shows there is no neat answer to where Britain belongs

Holier than thou: the hypocrisy of the zealot

Corbyn and Trump supporters are more alike than they think: both legitimise hatred in defence of the cause, but dread the enemy within

Cull the thinkers whose ideas have tanked

Think-tanks such as the Institute of Economic Affairs once shaped the political agenda. But their successors have failed on today’s big issues

A beginner’s manual to grievance gibberish

The authors of the most successful academic “hoax” of recent years explain just how to persuade learned journals to accept nonsense

Odds against life after the final whistle

Despite the demise of the doyen of British sportswriters, reports of the demise of  sports journalism have surely been exaggerated — for now

Shelf life

‘Something in the world of literature we start off reading shows us a world which while sometimes scary is nevertheless still safe’

Underrated: Shiva Naipaul

A warm and witty writer with a mordant eye for the bad and the bogus

Overrated: Hunter S. Thompson

The high priest of  “gonzo” journalism took pride in making stories up — his legacy should be deplored

Steak with the bakers

It is indeed possible to eat well in Scotland

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"