Books & Essays
Books & Essays
27 March 2018

Philip Kerr: seriously entertaining

An heir to Raymond Chandler, Kerr leaves behind a formidable, thrilling legacy.

2 March 2018

The strangers in our midst

David Miller talks migration, national self-determination and the importance of integration.

The glamour of trauma

Afua Hirsch’s narcissistic book embodies everything that is wrong with identity politics.

2 March 2018

Orwell’s people and the people’s Brexit

Born when only the toffs spoke for England, Orwell devoted his life to giving the people their voice.

2 March 2018

The paradox of patriotism

In this age of identity politics, why is national identity so demonised?

2 March 2018

Why the people must be sovereign

Anti-populists denigrate democracy and render citizenship meaningless.

2 March 2018

The EU: where did it all go wrong?

Ivan Krastev’s After Europe reveals the anti-democratic rot at the heart of the EU.

22 February 2018

Identity politics: reviving racial thinking

Refusing to cite white thinkers is the latest depressingly divisive trend.

2 February 2018

The revolt against the masses

Fred Siegel on the long history of liberal elitism.

2 February 2018

We need to talk about class

Joan C Williams on why class cluelessness is hurting American politics.