Books & Essays
Books & Essays
6 July 2018

On rape

Why feminists need to listen to Germaine Greer.

6 July 2018

Incels: the ugly truth

The strange, self-loathing world of incels owes much to mainstream sexual confusion.

29 June 2018

Digging into the domestic roots of jihad

David Thomson’s The Returned explores why so many Westerners support ISIS.

14 June 2018

‘The fear of populism is really a fear of the masses’

Frank Furedi discusses his new book, How Fear Works.

13 June 2018

Lionel Shriver is right about the diversity industry

Writers should be judged by their talent, not their background.

31 May 2018

The Great American Novelist

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral is one of the finest novels of all time.

30 May 2018

‘The world was never the same’

Joan Bakewell on sex, revolution and reporting during 1968.

30 May 2018

Misremembering May ’68

There is more to les évènements than students, sex and Paris.

30 May 2018

Hubert Selby Jr’s war on God

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a testament to a deeply humanist sensibility.

The left’s betrayal of Ireland’s ’68

When people in Derry rose up to challenge their sectarian rulers, they were condescended to by a British left fiercely loyal to the British state.