Today's Edition, 16 July 2020

Stop pretending the BLM protests were peaceful

Are journalists deliberately ignoring the effects of these devastating riots?

Michael Tracey
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Response
15:00

Yes, there is such a thing as Englishness

England has always existed, and always will — well beyond the lifetime of the union

| 16 July

Even excommunication is better than cancellation

Cancel and be damned: today's hyper-puritan mob justice offers no chance of redemption

Cancel and be damned: today's hyper-puritan mob justice offers no chance of redemption

Giles Fraser
Who’s afraid of the big, bad robots?

A new book on technological advances takes a dim view of human nature

A new book on technological advances takes a dim view of human nature

Timandra Harkness
Is local football heading for the exit?

Bury FC and Wigan Athletic make no financial sense — but this is about people, not business

Bury FC and Wigan Athletic make no financial sense — but this is about people, not business

Philip Collins
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Response
15:00

Yes, there is such a thing as Englishness

England has always existed, and always will — well beyond the lifetime of the union

| 16 July

Why we stopped trusting ‘experts’

A new book exposes the most important science story of our time: the replication crisis

The historical amnesia of culture warriors

Work that's cancelled for being 'of its time' was probably objected to, at the time

‘Global Britain’ is in for a rude awakening

Post-Brexit, the UK will be a second-rate military power with no place on the world stage

The Left’s shameful silence on China

The lack of outrage over the regime's behaviour betrays a deep hypocrisy and lack of principle

Paul Embery
So much for the bravery of the Harper’s letter

The response to the free speech petition has once again exposed the intolerance of the Left

Douglas Murray
How anti-Semitic is BLM?

If you would educate yourself about racism, you should educate yourself about all racism

Tanya Gold
Let food bank clients eat cake

The receipt of charity shouldn't be conditional on the renunciation of pleasure

Matthew Sweet
Is there really a Covid mental health crisis?

The coronavirus disaster has obviously brought with it an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Or has it?

Tom Chivers
Why Covid won’t kill off populism

Those hardest hit by the Great Lockdown are the ones who were already rejecting mainstream politics

Matthew Goodwin
Was the two-metre rule one big lie?

By covering up complexity with nice round numbers, public health officials treat us like children

Timandra Harkness
Why universities had to be challenged

Getting 50% of 18-year-olds into FE led to low productivity, poor social mobility and cultural division

David Goodhart

Getting 50% of 18-year-olds into FE led to low productivity, poor social mobility and cultural division

David Goodhart
‘Global Britain’ is in for a rude awakening

Post-Brexit, the UK will be a second-rate military power with no place on the world stage

Aris Roussinos
Why are we locking up abused women?

The Domestic Violence Bill doesn't do enough to protect victims from the actions of violent partners

Julie Bindel


Reaction
11:47

How social media became a rancid Babel

Online platforms strip away the physical interactions humans depend on

Idea
07:00

Forget Mars, why aren’t we going to Titan?

Exploring Saturn's moon would be a far more interesting venture...

| 16 July
Chart
16:30

Watch out: anti-maskers are in your midst

Contrary to confusing polls, over 1/3 of the population are against the latest move

| 15 July
Reaction
14:48

America exports its racial politics to France

Implanting race-based identities in Europe are misguided and dangerous

| 15 July
Reaction
11:50

The EU’s fiendish game of beggar my neighbour

Every member country tries to game the system

| 15 July
Video
09:00

Meet the leader of the new ‘Italexit’ Party

Freddie Sayers speaks to Italian senator Gianluigi Paragone

| 15 July
Debate
15:00

Maybe we are all ‘non-binary’?

It is easy to create identities, but more difficult to define who qualifies

| 14 July
Event
10:46

Happy Bastille Day! Cancelling people since 1789…

The French Revolution gave birth to the extremism we see today

| 14 July
Spotted
07:00

How we make life easy for the modern slavers

Our addiction to cheap, but legal, labour lets slavery hide in plain sight

| 14 July
Reaction
16:00

A final victory for conservative Poland?

Age break-down of the vote suggests that a liberal majority is on its way

| 13 July
Spotted
08:43

The almost-comical tale of Lady A

It's hard to think of a more evocative example of woke capital at work...

| 13 July

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Meet the leader of the new ‘Italexit’ Party

Freddie Sayers speaks to Italian senator Gianluigi Paragone

Swedish Doctor: T-cell immunity and the truth about Covid-19 in Sweden

We hear a lot about coronavirus in Sweden... but what's life like on the ground?

Steven Pinker: They’re trying to cancel me

Freddie Sayers chats to the Harvard Professor about his denunciation by the illiberal Left

Coleman Hughes: The moral case against Black Lives Matter

Freddie Sayers chats to the Contributing Editor of City Journal about race relations in the US

Is Saudi Arabia making progress?

Freddie Sayers speaks to Prince Khalid Bandar, Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to the UK


How the Dutch invented our world

Liberal democracy and capitalism would have been impossible without the Dutch Republic

Ralph Leonard
Will Ireland survive the Woke Wave?

If your economy is ruled from California, then your culture will be too

Angela Nagle
The everlasting saga of the Le Pen family

The fractious clan has run the French far-right for 50 years. Is it about to be usurped?

John Lichfield
Are young people turning to the Right?

Political correctness could explain why the Jordan Peterson generation is quite so conservative

Eric Kaufmann
Confessions Podcast with Giles Fraser

Box Set: Black Lives Matter

Our contributors examine the protest movement that shook the world

Why shouldn’t the curriculum be ‘Eurocentric’?

The case for 'decolonising' universities makes no sense, empirically or historically, yet it's winning over institutions of rational debate

Nigel Biggar
Has BLM picked the wrong target?

It's hard economics, not symbols, that will make the difference for black people

Remi Adekoya
Cambridge University’s very modern bigotry

The institution promotes an academic tweeting racism, yet considers Jordan Peterson to be beyond the pale

Douglas Murray
Who dares resist the Thought Police?

The reaction to Jake Hepple's stupid stunt shows how dogmatism has poisoned society

Paul Embery

The world according to LARP

Who can we believe when politics just refactors reality to fit a fantasy storyline?

Mary Harrington

Who can we believe when politics just refactors reality to fit a fantasy storyline?

Mary Harrington
The historical amnesia of culture warriors

Work that's cancelled for being 'of its time' was probably objected to, at the time

Dorian Lynskey
In defence of working-class conservatism

Showing respect for left-behind communities doesn't constitute an attack on metropolitan values

Peter Franklin

Why we stopped trusting ‘experts’

A new book exposes the most important science story of our time: the replication crisis

Oliver Traldi
We are all prisoners of groupthink

Patrick McGoohan's 1960s cult curiosity turns out to be a parable for our intolerant times

Gareth Roberts
What does my gladiator dream mean?

This ancient analysis of nocturnal visions is superforecasting, second-century style

Daniel Kalder
The emptiness of the Intellectual Dark Web

A new book asks if Jordan Peterson's coterie really are renegades — or just anti-liberal troublemakers

James Bloodworth