Sam Leith

Sam Leith is literary editor of The Spectator. His forthcoming book, The Haunted Wood: A History of Childhood Reading, is out in September.

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Sam Leith is literary editor of The Spectator. His forthcoming book, The Haunted Wood: A History of Childhood Reading, is out in September.

Who won Sunak vs Starmer?

Sam Leith

05 Jun 2024

The Portal has revealed the best of mankind

Sam Leith

15 May 2024

The lunacy of Child Liberation

Sam Leith

01 May 2024

Why chicks still dig Byronic heroes

Sam Leith

14 Mar 2024

What’s the point of self-immolation?

Sam Leith

29 Feb 2024

ChatGPT will kill off the Romantic genius

Sam Leith

26 Jan 2024

Boris Johnson blames the herd

Sam Leith

08 Jul 2022

Lock up your cats

Sam Leith

05 Jul 2022

How anti-racism can make you rich

Sam Leith

09 Mar 2022

Sally Rooney’s empty Israel boycott

Sam Leith

13 Oct 2021

Books have always been a weapon

Sam Leith

27 Aug 2021

How activists captured publishing

Sam Leith

05 Aug 2021

The talentless Mr Osborne

Sam Leith

25 Jun 2021

Give the Queen a break

Sam Leith

12 May 2021

Do you miss Trump yet?

Sam Leith

09 Apr 2021

Harry, the Prince of PR

Sam Leith

26 Mar 2021

How home-schooling scarred my kids

Sam Leith

08 Mar 2021

Trump’s legacy: dinosaur porn

Sam Leith

12 Feb 2021

Joe Biden’s old tropes for new times

Sam Leith

21 Jan 2021

Stop bad-mouthing the BBC

Sam Leith

30 Dec 2020

Harry Potter fans need to grow up

Sam Leith

24 Dec 2020

The President’s speech was scarily good

Sam Leith

04 Nov 2020

Humans don’t know how to be happy

Sam Leith

26 Oct 2020

What will the New York Times do when Trump goes?

Sam Leith

08 Oct 2020

Joe Biden brought a sponge to a knife fight

Sam Leith

30 Sep 2020

The intellectual shabbiness of Judith Butler

Sam Leith

24 Sep 2020

Why ‘Civilization’ is a political masterpiece

Sam Leith

10 Sep 2020

Harry Potter fans need to grow up

Sam Leith

31 Jul 2020

The woke are coming for Scrabble

Sam Leith

09 Jul 2020

‘How to end lockdown’ is the only story in town

Sam Leith

28 Apr 2020

The narcissism of apocalyptic thinking

Sam Leith

14 Apr 2020

Are you a Scrabble sadist or a Cluedo nerd?

Sam Leith

30 Mar 2020

Why I’m reactivating World of Warcraft

Sam Leith

23 Mar 2020

The joyful anachronism of kid lit

Sam Leith

04 Mar 2020

The world needs curmudgeons

Sam Leith

03 Mar 2020

Want to make sense of our chaotic world?

Sam Leith

24 Dec 2019

I’m an ideologue… get me out of here!

Sam Leith

19 Nov 2019

The Booker Prize judges had one job

Sam Leith

15 Oct 2019

What Eton taught me about power

Sam Leith

03 Sep 2019

Even experts are ignorant

Sam Leith

15 Aug 2019

Thou shalt not be Piers Morgan

Sam Leith

03 Jul 2019

What’s the point of political fiction?

Sam Leith

06 Jun 2019

Call yourself well-read?

Sam Leith

02 May 2019

What if the US President went mad?

Sam Leith

18 Apr 2019

Don’t be afraid of the digital dustbin

Sam Leith

20 Mar 2019

Don’t knock white saviours

Sam Leith

06 Mar 2019

Why are publishers pandering to the mob?

Sam Leith

16 Jan 2019