Best of the week, 4 December 2021

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Explainer
15:00

Could France have its first female president next year?

Valérie Pécresse may pose a bigger threat to Macron than Éric Zemmour

| 3 December

Alice Sebold’s empty apology

I've never believed a word she's written

I've never believed a word she's written

Philip Hensher
Will New Zealand ever escape Zero Covid?

Jacinda Ardern risks enflaming civil unrest

Jacinda Ardern risks enflaming civil unrest

Tom Chodor
How fear fuels the vaccine wars

Covid has been a revelation and an accelerant

Covid has been a revelation and an accelerant

Paul Kingsnorth
The vultures behind London’s housing crisis

Investors look at the vulnerable and see profit

Investors look at the vulnerable and see profit

Niamh Mulvey
Latest from The Post >

Explainer
15:00

Could France have its first female president next year?

Valérie Pécresse may pose a bigger threat to Macron than Éric Zemmour

| 3 December

The world according to Éric Zemmour

He is more interested in being himself than president

John Lichfield
How Planned Parenthood betrays women

Pro-choice activists are failing the vulnerable

Jessa Crispin
Why Boris is scared of God

Religion is the only thing that can penetrate his bluster

Giles Fraser
Anthony Fauci’s dangerous narcissism

Science can't be above questioning

Kat Rosenfield
The Left is wrong on capital punishment

There's nothing principled about its rejection of the death penalty

Benjamin Teitelbaum
Why writers loved to feud

Today's bright young things are too wet for a scrap

Julie Burchill
The rise of Rittenhouse Republicans

A new breed of politicians wants working-class votes

Jacob Siegel

A new breed of politicians wants working-class votes

Jacob Siegel
Andrew Mitchell’s friends in Rwanda

Why is he is one of Kagame's most dogged defenders?

Ian Birrell
The world according to Éric Zemmour

He is more interested in being himself than president

John Lichfield

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Inside Australia’s Covid internment camp

Freddie Sayers spoke to Hayley Hodgson, who has returned from a 14-day detention

Paul Kingsnorth: why I changed sides in the vaccine wars

Freddie Sayers spoke to the writer and philosopher about the widening divide

Who is Éric Zemmour?

We investigate the right-wing polemicist running for the French presidency

Inside the Austrian lockdown

We visit Vienna to explore the world's first lockdown for the unvaccinated

Asra Nomani: Mama Bears are the future of American politics

How one parent-protester took on Critical Race Theory and won


Reaction
11:46

Labour can’t hide behind a ‘progressive alliance’

The Party is struggling to channel anti-government discontent

| 3 December
Debate
10:12

We are all turning into cyberpunks

Debates over 'xenobots' and abortion are making it harder to know what is human

| 3 December
Campus Wars
07:00

Don’t count on university alumni to protect free speech

Some donors are applying pressure — but others are fighting back

| 3 December
Video
15:08

Inside Australia’s Covid internment camp

Freddie Sayers spoke to Hayley Hodgson, who has returned from a 14-day detention

| 2 December
Reaction
12:45

Oxford City Council quietly passes radical trans motion

An unchallenged bill on 'trans inclusivity' could threaten single-sex spaces

Explainer
10:18

The NHS Covid beds that were never used

Managers wasted billions on buying capacity in private hospitals

| 2 December
Reaction
07:00

Ursula Von der Leyen pushes for compulsory vaccination

The EU has no power to implement, let alone enforce, such a policy

| 2 December
Spotted
16:30

Is this the end of Europe’s asylum system?

The EU has ruled that it will suspend access for at least six months

| 1 December
Debate
14:45

The vaccine programme won’t stop inflation

The Federal Reserve can't keep using Covid as an excuse

| 1 December
Reaction
11:50

The new ingredient in the dating algorithm: human beings

It turns out that people are a useful component in matchmaking

| 1 December
Spotted
10:17

Twitter after Jack Dorsey takes a censorious turn

The company's privacy update is open to abuse

| 1 December
Reaction
07:00

Covid panic is hurting African countries once again

The bias towards shutting borders is not as wise as people think

| 1 December
Series: Can anyone stop climate change?

Can anyone stop climate change?

Perhaps the delegates at COP26 are asking all the wrong questions

The closing of the Russian mind

Putin's elites will do anything to stay in power

John Lloyd
How Planned Parenthood betrays women

Pro-choice activists are failing the vulnerable

Jessa Crispin
The emptiness of American anarchy

The US could learn from Japan's civil war

Malcom Kyeyune
How Zemmour exploits his Jewishness

He uses my work to pour scorn on the Left

Simon Epstein
Why Boris is scared of God

Religion is the only thing that can penetrate his bluster

Giles Fraser

Religion is the only thing that can penetrate his bluster

Giles Fraser
Lessons from a war zone

Naked geopolitical ambition now trumps human rights

Aris Roussinos
Sex positivity’s hidden victims

Consent is no protection from evil grooming gangs

Mary Harrington

Box Set: Are police putting women in danger?

Very little has changed since the murder of Sarah Everard

Sexual assault is the great leveller

The current narrative forgets one thing: 'Rape Culture' isn't confined to private schools

Tanya Gold
Why women fear the police

A locker-room culture has long been pervasive among officers in the force

Julie Bindel
Women rebels without a cause

The Sarah Everard protests were more about symbolic action than political change

Mary Harrington
The police have a woman problem

The Sarah Everard vigil could have been a moment to show solidarity and promise reform

Sarah Ditum