Today's Edition, 20 February 2020

Hate crime is the new blasphemy

We've replaced a conception of the common good with a radical individualism

Mary Harrington
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Debate
11:45

Stop making new laws on offensive speech

New powers designed to protect NHS staff are open to abuse

| 20 February

Will Britain join the European baby push?

Pro-natal policies might win Boris support in newly Tory seats

Pro-natal policies might win Boris support in newly Tory seats

Colin Brazier
Bloomberg the nerd won’t beat Trump

The data-obsessed ex-mayor doesn't understand that politics is an art, not a science

The data-obsessed ex-mayor doesn't understand that politics is an art, not a science

Giles Fraser
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Debate
11:45

Stop making new laws on offensive speech

New powers designed to protect NHS staff are open to abuse

| 20 February

Harry and Meghan shouldn’t turn their royalty into royalties

We either see the world in terms of relationships or property rights. 'Megxit' is a the logical conclusion of the latter

‘Eugenics is possible’ is not the same as ‘eugenics is good’

Rows involving Richard Dawkins and Andrew Sabisky reveal how difficult it is to 'decouple' controversial concepts in our heads

The lost world of Left-wing patriotism

A new biography of Peter Shore captures a Labour Party man who loved his country

Why Boris should bring back conscription

We need something more radical than a recruitment drive to fill the gaps in our public services

Polly Mackenzie
Why mock Jordan Peterson’s suffering?

The controversial professor's critics are delighting in his tribulations — it's not a good look

Simon Evans
Sex-obsessed conservatives are wrong about families

Don't look to the bible for proof that God prefers a nuclear family — his table is extended and inclusive

Giles Fraser
What Labour gets wrong about transwomen

MPs are queuing up to sign a manifesto that denies the facts of biology

Debbie Hayton

MPs are queuing up to sign a manifesto that denies the facts of biology

Debbie Hayton
Labour has a shot at relevance — can it grasp it?

Parliament needs a serious opposition more than ever

David Kogan
The truth about ‘American Dirt’

Once again journalists are choosing political tribalism over the facts

Jesse Singal

‘Eugenics is possible’ is not the same as ‘eugenics is good’

Rows involving Richard Dawkins and Andrew Sabisky reveal how difficult it is to 'decouple' controversial concepts in our heads

Tom Chivers
The slow death of French cheese

The real battle for the immortal soul of France is about something far more important than pension reform and yellow vests

John Lichfield
How Kenya became a tyranny of the minority

The late Daniel arap Moi mobilised faith and identity to rule with an iron fist

Christopher Rhodes
Why men can’t talk about miscarriage

Losing a baby is extraordinarily traumatic for women — but the grief men feel goes largely unrecognised

Harry Carr

Video
08:25

WATCH: Bloomberg attacked at Democratic debate

The candidates all turn on the billionaire... but will it backfire?

| 20 February
Reaction
15:55

Time for big tech to share data about themselves

They know a lot more than we do about screen addiction and mental wellbeing

| 19 February
Audio
12:44

Jess Phillips: How I became my caricature

At an event last night, the MP explained how politicians can turn into the worst version of themselves

| 19 February
Idea
07:00

Should we give the cabinet an IQ test?

Ministers ought to be capable of creative, original thought — but that's rarely tested in public

| 19 February
Reaction
15:05

Extinction Rebellion is on a dangerous path

The XR movement has a lot in common with religious fundamentalists

| 18 February
Reaction
11:31

The medieval trial of Caroline Flack

Trying to remove 'bad influences' reflects a pre-modern idea of what it is to be human

| 18 February
Reaction
07:00

Schools don’t teach about the British Empire — and that’s a good thing

Secondary-level history is too limited to teach complex subject matters

| 18 February
Idea
14:18

Churches are closing down — I won’t let mine be one of them

The bricks of a church are a statement of Christian defiance

| 17 February
Audio
10:15

LISTEN: Tom Chivers on Andrew Sabisky and eugenics

Our columnist features on The Today Programme to discuss Andrew Sabisky

| 17 February
Series: Over-sexed and under-loved

Over-sexed and under-loved

On the meaning of sex in the 21st century

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Adam Rutherford: How To Argue With A Racist

Giles Fraser talks to Adam Rutherford about his new book.

Debate: How bad is Viktor Orban?

Freddie Sayers gets opposing views from Peter Franklin and Phillip Blond on whether the Hungarian Prime Minister's dangerous reputation is justified.

Andrew Sullivan’s Confessions — Catholicism, coming out and Jeremy Corbyn

Giles talks to the happiness expert about his journey from the humanities to science, why individualism is making us depressed and how we can be more happy.

Charles Moore’s Confessions — Thatcher, theology and the Tories

Giles talks to the former Telegraph editor about becoming a Catholic, how the licence fee is dividing 'somewheres' and 'anywheres' and why he's never liked the Conservative Party.

Jonathan Sumption’s Confessions – Rights, rhetoric and rationalism

Giles talks to the historian and former Supreme Court Justice about leaving academia behind for a career in law, the problem with human rights and the art of persuasion.

Bigger than Brexit: the new politics of climate change

Achieving ‘net zero’ will involve such massive changes to the economy and society that politics will have to be transformed too

Peter Franklin

Achieving ‘net zero’ will involve such massive changes to the economy and society that politics will have to be transformed too

Peter Franklin
The Democrats can’t take the black vote for granted

If African-Americans are motivated to vote, they can swing a competitive race

Christopher Rhodes
Let’s make sex education sublime

Teenagers should be dreaming of physical rapture, not just meaningless thrusting

Rowan Pelling

The lost world of Left-wing patriotism

A new biography of Peter Shore captures a Labour Party man who loved his country

Stephen Pollard
The unspeakable life of John Bercow

In his autobiography, the former speaker reveals himself to be an embittered avatar of ambition

Douglas Murray
Are we too obsessed with sex?

Sex is intellectually tedious and barren, according to the incoherent and reactionary Why Sex Doesn’t Matter

Zoe Strimpel
Today’s liberals dream of a workerless paradise

A new book argues that that both Left and Right are now engaged in class war — against the poor

James Bloodworth

Box set: Beyond Brexit

Pledge cards for a post-Brexit manifesto

Five ways to fix broken Britain

In polarised times, the public has lost confidence in government

Sunder Katwala
Ditch the City, enrich the nation

Brexit will bring opportunities to build, skill up – and get high

Maurice Glasman
Can politics cope with the digital age?

We need to work out how to govern our digital spaces

Carl Miller
Can Britain ever be united again?

Our fragmented society desperately needs policies that connect us

Polly Mackenzie

What does your constituency really think?