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The liberal mob has been trying to gaslight us for two years — and now the jig is up

10 July 2018 2:37 pm

They have now gone further than many of its members ever intended. And it’s fascinating to behold.

Conservatives are wrong about free speech

6 July 2018 4:04 pm

The consensus is that we all have to watch what we say. But is it true?

Technology has invaded our once peaceful homes

6 July 2018 3:59 pm

Screens dominate – and houses are no longer the sanctuaries they once were.

The dream of driverless cars is dying

6 July 2018 3:56 pm

Billions have been invested but autonomous vehicles will not be on a road any time soon.

David Lynch and the new Trumpian counter culture

26 June 2018 6:23 pm

The director recognises Trump’s startling originality and willingness to look beyond the taken-for-granted modus operandi of the Washington Establishment.

Film review: Westwood – Punk, Icon, Activist

24 June 2018 11:39 am

This is a golden age for documentaries, if you have time to view them. Digital film and editing have reduced…

The diversity trap

22 June 2018 1:34 pm

Quotas mean discrimination. Britain must learn from Americas mistake.

The Bible’s #MeToo problem

22 June 2018 1:08 pm

King David’s reputation is already mud. He’s a rapist who sent Bathsheba’s hubby to the front line so that he can get her into his bed.

‘I think The Kinks could have found a better frontman’: Ray Davies interviewed

21 June 2018 2:19 pm

For all his reputation as one of England’s defining pop songwriters, America was Davies’ inspiration, and it is to the subject of America that he has been drawn these past few years.

The #MeToo movement is making sex great again

21 June 2018 1:50 pm

Yes, many of the new rules of engagement for sex are silly and excessive — but so are the freedoms offered by enlightened liberal orthodoxies

The club sandwich: three slices of white supremacy?

20 June 2018 3:35 pm

Is ‘the perfect American food’ soaked in imperialism and all-male white chumminess?

The Global Anglican crack up

19 June 2018 4:59 pm

The provinces of the Anglican Communion today have little in common beyond a historical connection to the Church of England.

Speeding along the highway in America’s coolest cars

4 June 2018 6:20 pm

In a study of young people and cars, it is a shame that the key role of music is not more fully addressed.

Social conservatism is dead

31 May 2018 8:01 pm

Pope Francis’ modus operandi is to leave the reporting of his views to third parties and then sit back and enjoy the storm.

In my illness and old age, children give me hope

31 May 2018 7:27 pm

The War Horse author on how he got through his cancer treatment.

Morgan Freeman and the troubling direction of #MeToo

30 May 2018 8:40 pm

The movement calls for a change in culture as impossible as it is counterproductive.

Sympathy for the devil: Doesn’t Harvey Weinstein deserve pity, too?

29 May 2018 6:03 pm

His attitude to sex must have been warped by the superabundance of opportunity.

Ireland’s abortion referendum has been horrifically one-sided

24 May 2018 7:04 pm

The debate has been characterised as a step into the 21st century – but the reality is far from it.

USC should fire its president – and every bureaucrat who could have stopped George Tyndall’s campaign of abuse

23 May 2018 4:54 am

A gynaecologist at one of America’s top universities is in the midst of a sexual assault scandal. Now its students and faculty are demanding change.

This is monarchy for the Netflix generation

20 May 2018 9:36 am

The less we hear about the Royal family, the better. With Meghan and Harry, this is exactly the reverse of what we’ll get.

Review: Let the Sunshine In

20 May 2018 9:32 am

Here in the English-speaking world, the hours after work and before dinner are known as the ‘reverse commute’. We spend…

How the British royal family became a very American obsession

18 May 2018 12:16 am

The nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle show the depth of American royalism.

Why do powerful men love to be spanked?

17 May 2018 6:39 pm

Spanking is back in the news. Le vice anglais was meant to be a dying art — a vestige of…

Is prejudice against conservatives similar to racism? Kind of…

17 May 2018 5:51 pm

Political ideology appears to function in the same way as race when it comes to marginalisation.

What Donald Trump can teach us about dealing with bullies

11 May 2018 10:41 am

I’ve been watching with interest the way Donald Trump deals with ‘awkward’ folk. He doesn’t muck about, that much is…

America’s winners are spiritually sick

7 May 2018 10:03 pm

If Trump is rotten from the core, what the hell does that say about the popular culture we’ve all let flourish in the past few decades?

Review: Godard Mon Amour

29 April 2018 10:53 am

It is now fifty years since the événements of May 1968, when young Parisians lobbed onobble stones at the police,…

The codes and codswallop surrounding Leonardo da Vinci

13 April 2018 11:59 am

‘If you look at walls soiled with a variety of stains or at stones with variegated patterns,’ Leonardo da Vinci…

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

13 April 2018 11:56 am

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…

The Spice Girls sang about empowerment – better than the #MeToo whinging

13 April 2018 11:56 am

The recent news of a Spice Girls reunion will, I suspect, be greeted by some former fans with nostalgic longing…