Best of the week, 16 October 2021

Is Boris taking us back to the Seventies?

Inflation is snowballing; to stop it would take years of pain

Dominic Sandbrook

We are in danger of losing our humanity

The brutal murder of David Amess has devastated Westminster

The brutal murder of David Amess has devastated Westminster

Miriam Cates
The hounding of Kathleen Stock

Her union's betrayal signals the death of solidarity

Her union's betrayal signals the death of solidarity

Timandra Harkness
Sally Rooney’s empty Israel boycott

What does she think her decision will achieve?

What does she think her decision will achieve?

Sam Leith
Inside Melbourne’s eternal lockdown

Will the city ever recover from its pursuit of Zero Covid?

Will the city ever recover from its pursuit of Zero Covid?

Tom Chodor

Power is corrupting the Tories

What will the party do with the next 10 years?

Will Lloyd
The triumph of America’s ruling class

Angelo Codevilla warned that secrecy was the key to power

Jacob Siegel
Ireland’s Brexit blackmail

Unionism is being demonised to benefit the EU

John Lloyd
Trans activism’s war on solidarity

Witches are drowned and bitches burned at the stake

Julie Bindel
God save us from trendy vicars

Young people don't want Jesus to be their best mate

Giles Fraser
The dangers of judicial vanity

If she doesn't like attention, why has Lady Hale written a memoir?

James Kirkup
Power is corrupting the Tories

What will the party do with the next 10 years?

Will Lloyd

What will the party do with the next 10 years?

Will Lloyd
How Biden can save America

Could US supply shortages lead to war with China?

Marshall Auerback
The men who failed Britain

At every turn Covid beat the British state. Will lessons be learned?

Tom Chivers

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

The retreat of the West is a disaster

The French intellectual on Afghanistan, Brexit and Éric Zemmour

Debate: are Conservatives doomed?

Peter Hitchens, Ed West, Miriam Cates and Matthew Goodwin joined UnHerd in Manchester

Louise Leach: my journey from secular to Orthodox

The former singer tells her story to Freddie Sayers — and it's the opposite to the one you'll see on Netflix

Anders Tegnell: Sweden won the argument on Covid

The state epidemiologist told Freddie Sayers he was right on the key questions

Bari Weiss: there are signs of sanity returning

The writer tells Freddie Sayers why she is optimistic about the future


Dispatch
11:20

The 100 year old Nazi standing trial in Germany

It is hard to watch, but justice is being pursued 76 years later

| 15 October
Spotted
07:00

UnHerd picks: The week’s best Substacks

Featuring: Salman Rushdie, Civil Rights law, and advice from Dominic Cummings

| 15 October
Explainer
17:30

Yes, Edmund Burke is British

The philosopher was British — something that infuriates Remainers

| 14 October
Reaction
15:00

A message to Matt Hancock: Africa doesn’t want you

The last thing this continent needs is another Covid messiah

| 14 October
Debate
13:00

Prince William is wrong: let Bezos go to space!

The $7 billion invested in Blue Origin is money well spent

| 14 October
Factcheck
11:00

Eastern European populism isn’t going anywhere yet

The Czech Prime Minister was ousted this week — but Orbán is safe for now

| 14 October
Idea
07:00

The question the Covid report failed to answer

What is most revealing about the new study is what it leaves out

| 14 October
Chart
17:07

Is Boris spending like a drunken sailor?

Beyond Covid, there have been big shifts in Government spending

| 13 October
Reaction
14:05

Stop exploiting women’s fears

There's a whole industry around keeping us 'safe'

Reaction
10:45

Andrew Yang: already the most interesting 2024 candidate

The odds are stacked against him, but his new party deserves attention

| 13 October
Debate
07:00

Women don’t need ‘fertility seminars’

Dystopian warnings about declining egg quality help no one

| 13 October
Spotted
16:15

Macron is swapping arrogance for football

The President thinks sport is the way to reach voters alienated by his aloof style

| 12 October
Series: After 9/11

After 9/11

Our contributors reflect on how 9/11 changed the world

How my union betrayed me

Shop stewards are collaborating over unconscious bias training

Paul Thomas
Ireland’s Brexit blackmail

Unionism is being demonised to benefit the EU

John Lloyd
Is Korea preparing for war?

Kim Jong-un is very good at getting what he wants

Elle Hardy
Why the Jarrow March failed

The town was murdered by Westminster's indifference

Dan Jackson
The triumph of America’s ruling class

Angelo Codevilla warned that secrecy was the key to power

Jacob Siegel

Angelo Codevilla warned that secrecy was the key to power

Jacob Siegel
Would you sell a kidney to be famous?

Success is now determined by our hunger for clout

Mary Harrington
We’re all playing Squid Game

The appeal of class war isn't confined to South Korea

Dorian Lynskey

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