Sean Thomas

Why is The New York Times so obsessed with loathing Britain?

5 August 2022 12:05 am

They’ve done it again in the grey building on 826 Eighth Avenue, New York City, NY, USA. They – the…

An existential war: even wealthy émigrés are prepared to fight for Russia

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Even wealthy émigrés are prepared to fight for Russia

How Boris Johnson changed my life

8 July 2022 11:57 pm

Over the coming weeks we will be regaled with dozens of personal recollections, from around the world, of the man…

Is there a British version of America’s attachment to guns?

19 June 2022 6:00 pm

Now that the horror of the Uvalde school shooting in Texas has begun to ebb away, as it always does,…

Is an unknown, extraordinarily ancient civilisation buried under eastern Turkey?

8 May 2022 6:00 pm

I am staring at about a dozen, stiff, eight-foot high, orange-red penises, carved from living bedrock, and semi-enclosed in an…

Can you tell which of these artworks was created by a computer?

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Will AI change painting — or destroy it?

Rebuild our cities

3 April 2022 8:19 pm

For an ancient city with an illustrious industrial history, Derby doesn’t get much attention. But it does boast at least…

Why work from home when you can work from paradise?

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Why work from home when you can work from paradise?

What the Capitol riots and the plot to stop Brexit have in common

7 January 2022 6:50 pm

It’s not often that browsing the genteel aisles of Waterstones reminds you of madmen storming the Capitol in buffalo-horn helmets,…

What if wokeness really is the new Christianity?

1 November 2021 9:04 am

Have you had a conversation about The Wokeness recently? If you’re anything like me, you’ll have had a few. And…

We need to find the muscle memory of Western greatness

29 August 2021 9:31 am

Like millions around the world, I have spent recent days watching – sometimes forcing myself to watch – these images…

Who’d want to move to America now?

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Why would anyone move to the US?

How I’d write Covid: The Thriller

13 March 2021 9:00 am

How I’d write Covid: The Thriller

I have seen the future of tourism, and it’s designed to keep you out

16 April 2016 9:00 am

We’re going to ruin every perfect place – unless we find ways to reserve them for a fortunate few

Countries shape character (so get ready to like Scots less)

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Is national character real? If so, how is it formed?

Why Thailand's elite fell out of love with democracy

28 June 2014 9:00 am

The developing world looks to China for inspiration, not the West