Today's Edition, 12 August 2020

Who will salute Trump’s man in Berlin?

The President finally picks the right man for a job — yet Washington won't have it

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Silly season hits the Blue Tick brigade

Our liberal celebs have outdone themselves this year...

| 12 August

The end of secularism is nigh

The West's ability to market this culturally conditioned assumption is dying

Modi and Erdogan know it: the West's ability to market this culturally conditioned assumption is dying

Tom Holland
Hull’s irresistible perversity

The city revels in its separateness — but it may offer lessons for the rest of the UK

The city revels in its separateness — but it may offer lessons for the rest of the UK

Matthew Sweet
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Silly season hits the Blue Tick brigade

Our liberal celebs have outdone themselves this year...

| 12 August

What we can learn from the Swedish paradox

There's nothing libertarian about this country. So why the laissez-faire response to Covid-19?

Don’t call Abingdon ordinary

It has been a place of innovation ever since Æthelwold marked out his millstream

Not all the facts fit the anti-colonialist narrative

Anyone who teaches British kids about imperialism must be strong enough to cite all perspectives

Don’t call Abingdon ordinary

It has been a place of innovation ever since Æthelwold marked out his millstream

Eleanor Parker
Why Britain needs a peasants’ revolt

To become more self-sufficient, we must listen to William Cobbett and his dream of a 'Brave Old World'

John Lewis-Stempel
Why Stamford said no to modernity

The Lincolnshire town may be stuck in the past — but is that really such a bad thing?

Mary Harrington
Jack Charlton’s vanished world

In a town where miners were 'aristocrats of labour' and working men's clubs were luxurious, a pair of football stars were born

Dan Jackson
How ID cards could set us free

Once they were seen as a threat to civil liberties, now they might preserve them

Peter Franklin
How universities shut out conservative academics

A new report shows the extent of intolerance towards unorthodox thinkers in British academia

Matthew Goodwin
Is it any wonder we’re so divided?

The relentless message of disunity promoted by BLM erodes any solidarity we gained under lockdown

Douglas Murray
Not all the facts fit the anti-colonialist narrative

Anyone who teaches British kids about imperialism must be strong enough to cite all perspectives

Remi Adekoya

Anyone who teaches British kids about imperialism must be strong enough to cite all perspectives

Remi Adekoya
Why your negative antibody test might be wrong

The true number of people who've had the virus could be double current estimates

Tom Chivers
It’s time the Tories got tough on landlords

A Land Value Tax would help pay for the Covid crisis — and give more people the chance to own a home

Peter Franklin


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What’s behind the longer hemline?

Women's clothing is getting more modest — a trend that is likely to continue

| 11 August
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Emma Watson, accidental Thatcherite

Not all women can empower themselves to be Prime Minister...

| 11 August
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Why is the BBC airing a Castro hagiography in 2020?

Too many of us in liberal democracies want a romantic story to believe in

| 10 August
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Are British workers skiving-off?

Londoners are slower than the rest of Europe in returning to the office

| 10 August
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Jupiter in Lebanon

Macron has to engage with the country before it descends into civil war again

| 7 August
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Will there be a second wave of coronavirus?

Even in the worst-hit areas in the UK, the actual numbers are still fairly small

| 7 August
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‘Rightwashing’ is the wrong approach to viewpoint diversity

In our publicly-funded institutions, the Left enjoys a near-monopoly on mediocrity

| 6 August
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The Leicester lockdown was not necessary

A month after the first "local lockdown", the data suggests it made no difference

| 6 August
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The strange case of the disappearing statues

A Dublin hotel's pre-emptive removal of its iconic figures has backfired

| 6 August
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Exile: an underused solution

Spain's former king has banished himself, with dignity and grace

| 5 August
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The fourth plinth must get its just deserts

It's time to permanently fill the empty platform with a traditional statue

| 5 August

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Sweden’s Anders Tegnell: judge me in a year

The architect of Sweden’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic defends his approach

John Gray: this moment is bigger than 1989

The philosopher puts today's political turmoil in historical context

Oxford epidemiologists: suppression strategy is not viable

Freddie Sayers speaks to Profs Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson

Prof Carl Heneghan: can we trust the Covid-19 death numbers?

The Oxford epidemiologist has uncovered some worrying things about the way the data is recorded

Meet the leader of the new ‘Italexit’ Party

Freddie Sayers speaks to Italian senator Gianluigi Paragone


Who are Lebanon’s real friends?

As the corrupt government falls apart, other factions are ready to exploit the situation

James Barr
Could a comedian topple Macron?

The French President is anxious that a charismatic non-politician will mess up his reelection strategy

John Lichfield
The drawbacks of Japan’s cult of peace

75 years after the atomic bomb, it may be time for the nation to outgrow pacifism

Eri Hotta
Let them eat prawn cocktail crisps

Boris Johnson used to scoff at the puritans who wanted to curb our God-given appetites. Now he's become one of them

Diane Purkiss
Confessions Podcast with Giles Fraser

Box Set: Black Lives Matter

Our contributors examine the protest movement that shook the world

How white radicals hijacked Portland’s protests

Anarchists are using Black Lives Matter as a smokescreen for insurrection

Michael Tracey
The shock of the nude

Portland's 'Naked Athena' makes a powerful image — but who does the power belong to?

Sarah Ditum
Stop pretending the BLM protests were peaceful

Are journalists deliberately ignoring the effects of these devastating riots?

Michael Tracey
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

What we can learn from the Swedish paradox

There's nothing libertarian about this country. So why the laissez-faire response to Covid-19?

Freddie Sayers

There's nothing libertarian about this country. So why the laissez-faire response to Covid-19?

Freddie Sayers
Nicola Sturgeon’s canny doom-mongering

The SNP has taken advantage of coronavirus to further its nationalist cause — and all Britons will pay the price

Douglas Murray
The irresistible rise of the civilisation-state

Western liberalism has no answer to assertive powers that take pride in their cultural roots

Aris Roussinos

‘Mrs America’, and where feminism failed

The TV drama shows just how successful the campaign against female emancipation has been

Sarah Ditum
Will America ever be great again?

Even if it wins this year, the Left seems incapable of bringing the country together

Justin Webb
The tragedy of Hillary Rodham Clinton

The failed presidential candidate was a victim of America's misogyny

Tanya Gold
The trouble with abolishing prisons

Could our justice system cope with the radical reform a new book proposes?

Adam King