Christopher Caldwell

Does the world want America ‘back’?

15 January 2022 8:32 pm

American foreign-policy strategists used to promulgate doctrines. Now they dream up slogans. ‘America is back’ is the jingle under which…

Back in the USA

4 January 2022 12:45 am

American foreign-policy strategists used to promulgate doctrines. Now they dream up slogans. “America is back” is the jingle under which…


Sovereignty rules

15 April 2020 1:55 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Washington, DC At the end of…

Somebody drawing a border between Britain and Europe in the Channel

Europeans have started to change their minds on Brexit

3 August 2019 9:00 am

The conviction has been spreading among French people in recent days that les Britanniques have just elected Donald Trump. The…

Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Two weeks ago Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s vice-premier and Labour Minister and the top politician of the Five Star Movement…

Europe still thinks Britain will come out worse from Brexit. Bless

2 February 2019 9:00 am

In Paris in December, I sat with a journalist friend in a café on the Boulevard Auguste-Blanqui and listened to…

Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The ‘yellow vest’ protests against President Emmanuel Macron that swept through Paris and other French cities last month have evoked…

Trump’s 19ft Christmas tree and 300lb gingerbread house are quintessentially American

15 December 2018 9:00 am

The most obnoxious advert on American television this Christmas season features a thirtyish man telling his wife he ‘got us…

Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The first sign that Matteo Salvini was destined to do battle with Emmanuel Macron came in June, a few days…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

The Republican establishment has finally found a way to get Donald Trump

9 April 2016 9:00 am

A mighty message has been crafted that is inflicting damage on the Republican frontrunner

Greece’s secret weapon: Grexit would hurt Merkel most

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Grexit would be worse for Germany than for Greece

Bob Dylan and the illusion of modern times

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Bob Dylan and the illusion of ‘your era’

What Angela Merkel really wants (it's not good news for Dave)

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The German Chancellor has a lot in common with David Cameron – which is why she can’t afford to help him very much

Obama knows that America has lost its appetite for war

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Obama has realised that America has lost its appetite for war