08:30

Time to introduce virtue into AI ethics Could courage, or love, or patience, be part of ‘ethical data’?

Elizabeth Oldfield

Thursday
23.01

23.01

Audio: Giles Fraser meets geneticist Adam Rutherford The author and scientist tackles the difficult topic of race and science

UnHerd

23.01

France still sees itself as the Protector of Catholicism The Macron row shows that France takes religion more seriously than Britain

Ed West

23.01

Tyler Cowen is pulling on a dangerous thread The economist's new ideological framework is missing a moral dimension

Peter Franklin

Wednesday
22.01

22.01

Two cheers for the Welsh smacking ban The ruling raises questions about where parental authority should give way to the state

Mary Harrington

22.01

China’s coronavirus will not be the next Black Death The swift response shows the world has learned from its past failures

Tom Chivers

22.01

When sensitive language stops helping There comes a point at which arguments over words become a substitute for deeds

Peter Franklin

Tuesday
21.01

21.01

Casting ethnic minority actors in period roles is political It wasn't the best example, but Laurence Fox has a point

Ed West

21.01

Should we send the Lords up north? Moving the House of Lords, while leaving the House of Commons in London, doesn't make much sense

Peter Franklin

21.01

Tony Hall leaves the BBC with an uncertain future The Director-General achieved many things, but his record is not all positive

Robin Aitken

Monday
20.01

20.01

The new ‘Orthodox Conservatives’ are missing a trick A new youth pressure group has set out its core values, but there are some glaring omissions

Mary Harrington

20.01

Audio: how bad is Viktor Orban? Phillip Blond and Peter Franklin take opposing views on the virtues of the Hungarian regime

UnHerd

20.01

The sixteenth century roots of Gwyneth Paltrow’s candle A new book reveals how our attitude to smell was set relatively recently

Giles Fraser

Saturday
18.01

18.01

How Jesuit missionaries invented spin The cultural legacy of 16th and 17th century missionaries in Brazil and India is still with us today

Mary Harrington

Friday
17.01

17.01

In praise of hereditary politicians What if meritocracy is a bad idea and we're better off with hereditary politicians?

Ed West

17.01

Anne Brontë, the forgotten sister who was ahead of her time Anne Brontë, who died 200 years ago today, was more radical than either of her sisters

Freya Sanders

17.01

No, Guy Verhofstadt, citizenship is not a Netflix subscription The latest idea from the EU is part of a wider loss of the importance place

Giles Fraser

Thursday
16.01

16.01

Leavers, not Remainers, deserted Labour in 2019 A spurious claim is being made by some in the party to deflect criticism over the second referendum pledge

Paul Embery

16.01

The dark side of digital money The end of cash poses a potential threat to personal autonomy

Peter Franklin

16.01

There’s not going to be a Tsar Putin The Russian president's constitutional proposals have been widely misinterpreted

Mary Dejevsky

Wednesday
15.01

15.01

WATCH: Tributes to the Beast of Bolsover led by Conservatives Tory MP Mark Fletcher paid homage to Dennis Skinner in his maiden speech

UnHerd

15.01

Elites don’t preach what they practise Marriage has, paradoxically, become a status-signal and a luxury of the wealthy

Ed West

15.01

WATCH: The most significant moment from last night’s Democrat Debate Billionaire Tom Steyer overtly chose to prioritise the climate over working people

UnHerd

15.01

Nudge off: Is the end in sight for behavioural economics? One of the most influential ideas of the 2010s is facing a backlash

Peter Franklin

Tuesday
14.01

14.01

Amazon’s predatory tactics spread to India The company's expansion threatens the livelihood of ordinary people

Mary Harrington

14.01

Maybe Lisa Nandy has a chance after all The Wigan MP has a plan to win, and it's not a bad one

Freddie Sayers

14.01

The real reason why the high street is dying The future looks bleak for UK retailers

Peter Franklin

Monday
13.01

13.01

Roger Scruton’s quiet heroism The philosopher was a beacon of hope for marginalised conservatives

Emma Webb

13.01

Why we must take up Roger Scruton’s mantle The philosopher's work belongs to the future

Imogen Sinclair

13.01

Is China turning pink? A new pro LGBT advert suggests that a more progressive China is emerging

Daniel Keane

Sunday
12.01

12.01

WATCH: Sir Roger Scruton on the importance of Beauty A programme from 2015 in which philosopher sets out to defend beauty

UnHerd

Saturday
11.01

11.01

A road trip into the spirit world A Cain and Abel tale of fraternal tension

Mary Harrington

Friday
10.01

10.01

Conservatives, stop kidding yourselves about ‘viewpoint diversity’ It is an underdog argument deployed by the losing side

Mary Harrington

10.01

Meghan’s liberalism ignores the importance of family Turbo-charged with celebrity, it holds out the fantasy that you can make it on your own

Giles Fraser

10.01

Is this the decade individualism dies? Older voices are turning away from 'boomer values' in favour of a more co-operative world

Elizabeth Oldfield

Thursday
09.01

09.01

Did Twitter anti-diplomacy prevent war with Iran? Among his many skills, Trump is the master practitioner of social media

Ed West

09.01

Why liberals can’t understand English pride The sense of Englishness was heightened among those who voted for Brexit

Paul Embery

09.01

Polyamory is just a sly way to make cheating seem virtuous I can't imagine anything worse than being told its wrong to mind

Zoe Strimpel

Wednesday
08.01

08.01

Ursula von der London The EU President focused on the one bit of Britain that Brussels never had to worry about

Peter Franklin

08.01

WATCH: Tory MPs erupt into cheers as Margaret Thatcher is mentioned Will voters in northern ex-mining towns feel as warmly?

James Billot

08.01

Can churches solve Britain’s age segregation problem? They provide one of the few opportunities for different generations to mix

Mary Harrington

08.01

Here’s a better idea for reforming Whitehall It's not about re-organising departments, it's about dedicated teams

Peter Franklin

Tuesday
07.01

07.01

Let’s hear it for the Left-wing regressives! All this talk of progress among Labour hopefuls is missing the point

Giles Fraser

07.01

What’s minimalism trying to hide? Minimalist products depend on a maximalist production chain — and that chain is exploitative and wasteful

Freya Sanders

07.01

Let’s re-do the Political Studies Association awards Here are five alternative winners for 2019...

Peter Franklin

Monday
06.01

06.01

Ricky Gervais is a fool — in all the right ways The comedian's stinging criticism of the Hollywood elite takes a stand against 'anti-comedy'

Ed West

06.01

Are human rights overtaking democracy? Lord Sumption raises important questions about the mission creep of human rights

Giles Fraser

06.01

Lisa Nandy on social conservatism and Dominic Cummings The Labour leadership contender spoke to UnHerd about how communities can protect their culture

Freddie Sayers

Saturday
04.01

04.01

Studying Classics shouldn’t be an elite pursuit People forget the long tradition of working class study of the Classics

Mary Harrington

Friday
03.01

03.01

Watch: Yarom Hazony in a fiery debate on nationalism The academic locks horns with columnist Bret Stephens at Princeton University

UnHerd

03.01

Conservatives should capture the Green movement It's time to re-discover the long-lost conservative environmentalist tradition

Ed West

Thursday
02.01

02.01

Green means going local in globalised Vancouver A sign in a pile of potatoes saying 'BC first' taught me a lot...

Freya Sanders

02.01

Can patriotism be progressive? A seemingly innocuous statement has triggered a heated debate on the Left

Tom Chivers

Wednesday
01.01

01.01

Race is a bad way to target a scholarship — black or white Once you start going down the road of dividing people by their race, there's no going back

Paul Embery

01.01

Will China end America’s culture wars? China is one thing that unites American conservatives and liberals

Ed West

Tuesday
31.12

15:0031.12

The top 5 climbers and fallers in the world of ideas From trade wars to identity politics, the 2010s was an interesting decade...

Mary Harrington

31.12

If Labour want help with patriotism, they should read Orwell

Paul Marshall

Monday
30.12

30.12

Greens need to starting talking solutions The Today programme should give a platform to someone like Michael Liebreich

Peter Franklin

30.12

The British answer to the Benedict Option The instinct to turn away from mainstream society is found far beyond American Christians

Freddie Sayers

Friday
27.12

27.12

Is it immoral to let children believe in Santa? Make-believe stories exist and are sustained precisely because we believe in them

Giles Fraser

Thursday
26.12

26.12

Are the Christians turning away from Donald Trump? Upsets at two Christian publications have put the President's evangelical support in question

James Billot

26.12

WATCH: 10 Christmas day messages From the Queen to Kevin Spacey, our selection of the interesting and the bizarre

UnHerd

Wednesday
25.12

25.12

Three myths about social conservatives Unhelpfully, social and cultural conservatives are often used interchangeably

Peter Franklin

Tuesday
24.12

24.12

Leave your echo chambers this Christmas Many of us have lost the habit of navigating political differences

Mary Harrington

Monday
23.12

23.12

The Two Popes is made in liberal Hollywood’s image The film's two main characters are a simplistic representation of two competing worldviews

Ed West

Saturday
21.12

21.12

The dark side of the communitarian idyll What drives people to religious withdrawal in contemporary individualistic America?

Mary Harrington

Friday
20.12

20.12

Will Boris fight for middle-aged men? Single middle aged men are the group most likely to commit suicide — and most likely to vote Tory

Ed West

Thursday
19.12

19.12

Does Dominic Cummings get survivorship bias? The advisor's recommended reading to Downing Street aides may be misguided

Tom Chivers

19.12

Don’t nuke the North, Dom Cummings should bury nuclear, not praise it, in his vision for economic renewal

Peter Franklin

19.12

Boris bans the word ‘Brexit’ An edict has gone out in government banning the B word post January 31st

Freddie Sayers

19.12

Judges are on a collision course with the Church A legal ruling has exposed a battle between Britain's two value systems

Mary Harrington

Wednesday
18.12

18.12

It’s time we ‘progressives’ stopped hectoring The liberal Left's identity politics alienated much of the country

Tim Farron

18.12

Why we need the BBC more than ever The Beeb's bias wouldn't be suddenly rectified by selling it off

Ed West

18.12

Why must Labour’s next leader be a woman? As polls show, no one cares that much about gender when it comes to politics

Ella Whelan

Tuesday
17.12

17.12

Don’t cancel the Corbynites The hard Left luminaries tell us more about Labour than the moderates

Peter Franklin

17.12

Arsenal caves into China The club's behaviour fits into a broader pattern of corporate obeisance to China

Charlie Peters

17.12

WATCH: Tucker Carlson discovers Paul Embery on UnHerd Our columnist signs up a new fan on the other side of the Atlantic...

UnHerd

17.12

Boris Johnson has a woman problem Analysis of the vote reveals a huge gender divide in support for the PM

Polly Mackenzie

Monday
16.12

16.12

Jeremy Corbyn was too much like Tony Blair Corbyn completed the middle-class gentrification of the Labour Party that began under Blair

Jack Hutchison

16.12

Labour’s problems all start at university Students cutting their ties from their home town is more of a problem for Labour than they realise

Giles Fraser

16.12

What’s the matter with Bolsover? History shows that when elites don't share the same faith as the ruled, they end up losing

Ed West

Saturday
14.12

14.12

Robin Ince’s conversion to curiosity The shift from an anti-religious stance goes deeper than just branding

Elizabeth Oldfield