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How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ is taking over China’s classrooms

11 September 2021 9:00 am

How ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ took over China’s classrooms

Why I don’t stick to football

11 September 2021 9:00 am

In football, you are always stronger in numbers. With a shared focus, people from different cultures, nationalities, races, sexual orientations,…

Freedom to protest is not freedom to cause chaos

28 August 2021 9:00 am

The concept of normality has been so disrupted over the past 18 months that the Extinction Rebellion protests — usually…

How would Jane Austin have fared at a book festival?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

I’ve been to two of my favourite book festivals recently, Chalke Valley History Festival and Charleston, and the experience has…

The neocolonialist legacy of Tony Blair

28 August 2021 9:00 am

The Americans may have pulled out, but luckily the Afghans have the world’s vibrant community of witches intervening to save…

China’s #MeToo moment

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Can the CCP control China’s harassment scandals?

The Orwell Foundation has let George Orwell down

21 August 2021 9:00 am

George Orwell would not have been surprised by the brouhaha surrounding Kate Clanchy. Two years ago, Clanchy published Some Kids…

Even the Taliban are in shock: my week on the Kabul front line

21 August 2021 9:00 am

   Kabul I’ve been to the front line in Iraq, Syria and Libya and witnessed all kinds of crazy, unlikely…

The flaw at the heart of humanitarian intervention

21 August 2021 9:00 am

One of the most interesting aspects of President Biden’s speech on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan is that it shows…

Fascist, anti-Semite and dupe: the dark side of G.K. Chesterton

21 August 2021 9:00 am

The Sins of G.K. Chesterton demands our attention because, as Richard Ingrams notes in his introduction, the literature on this…

China is finding out the price of zero Covid’

21 August 2021 9:00 am

China’s Covid policy can’t last

Churchill as villain – but is this a character assassination too far?

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Revisionist biographies of Churchill are nothing new but this one lays the hostility and contempt on with a trowel, says Andrew Roberts

The death of the Edinburgh Fringe

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Lloyd Evans finds the newly returned Edinburgh Fringe quieter, more low-key — and all the better for it

Cuomo, Trump and the secret of eternal political life

14 August 2021 9:00 am

There are many in Donald Trump’s inner circle who have tried to read his mind these past four years, together…

Liberté, égalité, vacciné: France’s Covid passport revolt is just beginning

14 August 2021 9:00 am

France’s revolt against Covid passports is just beginning

Why shouldn’t we worship the NHS?

14 August 2021 9:00 am

For obvious reasons, stocks in ex-editors of The Spectator are experiencing an all-time low. But my own complaint is with…

‘I’m plagued by worries of disaster’: an interview with Dominic Cummings

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Dominic Cummings on asteroids, AI and leaving No. 10

Why we shouldn’t fear a ‘fourth wave’ of Covid

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Covid is meeting a wall of immunity

An interest in the bizarre helps keep melancholy at bay

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Philip Hensher finds Robert Burton’s perception of the world and the human condition endlessly fascinating

Why I gave up writing fiction

7 August 2021 9:00 am

When, three years ago, I announced my retirement from writing fiction, the only thing that surprised me was the surprise…

Should Simone Biles listen to Novak Djokovic?

7 August 2021 9:00 am

I’ve always been a Spectator reader, so I’m delighted to be writing a diary about the Olympics from Tokyo. My…

My brush with a royal literary crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The past week has seen another media splash about the self-exiled Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Following the recent ruckus…

Turning the tide: how to deal with Britain’s new migrant crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How Britain can stem the stream of illegal arrivals

Why do anglers get so hooked?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The other day a friend asked me what a lascar was. Fair enough: it’s not a word you come across…

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The troubling truth about Britain’s nuclear deal with China