Black Lives Matter

insects

Insects of the hour

20 June 2020 4:20 am

Did you go to college? If so, then it is overwhelmingly likely that you have been the recipient of a…

Georgetown University's Healy Hall

Black mass: the Georgetown Lecture Fund’s odd diversity campaign

18 June 2020 9:11 am

The New York Times’s opinion editor resigned in disgrace earlier this month following a newsroom revolt over the publication of…

systematically

Society isn’t systemically racist. It is systemically woke

15 June 2020 4:30 am

Structural, systemic, systematically — we’re hearing these words a lot at the moment. Racism isn’t individual. It is structural or…

How a serious issue with racism was reduced to a tick-boxing exercise

14 June 2020 2:17 am

Who needs statue topplers when the state will do it for you? Some bright spark in authority has decided the…

In defence of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty

The protestors have brought down the lockdown

13 June 2020 9:00 am

I wasn’t surprised to see that a woman whose father died at a care home in Bicester in April has…

I thought I’d left looting mobs behind in the Middle East

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Last week shattered all my sense of stability and permanence in New York, the city I’ve called home since 2012…

Why is the Labour left so averse to Winston Churchill?

9 June 2020 2:29 am

It has become a ritual almost as traditional as the Changing of the Guard. During a weekend of mostly peaceful…

defund police

Would Joe Biden defund the police?

8 June 2020 7:15 am

Thanks to the nature of digital media, the last 10 days can be seen in entirely different ways. On one…

Why are street protestors exempt from the corona clause?

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It is nearly four years since Black Lives Matter had their first major protest in London. Emulating their US counterparts,…

America is burning – and it could cost Trump the presidency

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Will civil unrest seal Trump’s downfall?

hong kong

Don’t compare America’s riots to Hong Kong

6 June 2020 12:13 am

As soon as the unrest began in Minneapolis, the inevitable comparisons with Hong Kong began. We saw throngs of masked…

courage

Virtue-signaling isn’t courage

5 June 2020 11:39 pm

It is completely understandable for African Americans to be outraged at yet another death of a black man by overly…

black lives matter religion

Is Black Lives Matter a religion for woke white people?

4 June 2020 9:51 pm

The most memorable footage of the Black Lives Matter protests, and perhaps the creepiest, doesn’t capture any acts of violence,…

nihilism

The creeping nihilism of the American left

4 June 2020 9:45 pm

The twin temptations of American liberalism are to radical excess and conservative stasis. Because liberalism is a practical philosophy of…

black

Which black lives matter?

4 June 2020 8:54 am

There is practically universal agreement that George Floyd was unjustly killed by police officer Derek Chauvin and that his life…

America’s riots could be contagious

2 June 2020 2:44 am

It’s kind of amazing. For weeks we have been arguing about the minute details of viral transmission. Can you be…

washington

The Washington war zone

2 June 2020 2:24 am

Washington, DC Last night, I took my usual evening stroll in Friendship Heights, only to realize that it could have…

insurgency

Antifa’s American insurgency

31 May 2020 11:45 pm

We are witnessing glimmers of the full insurrection the far-left has been working toward for decades. The killing of George…

riot porn

Twitter spreads riot porn — but censors a President vowing to restore law and order

29 May 2020 8:44 pm

If you have been following the Minneapolis riots on Twitter or Facebook, you may have come across an edgy new…

As a musical, it’s overwhelming – politically, it’s an outrage: Hamilton reviewed

6 January 2018 9:00 am

It’s all about the rhythm. Hamilton is a musical that tells the story of America’s foundation through the medium of…

Raising awareness for enraged ‘victims’ always ends in lunacy

2 December 2017 9:00 am

The deaf are beginning to annoy me. They seem, paradoxically, more voluble than the blind. Perhaps this is because, understandably,…

America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

A vicious reaction to a very bad word

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Having a nigger in the woodpile and a skeleton in the closet are closely related problems, although subtly different. In…