Dominic Green

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Trump is saving Nato

5 December 2019 4:32 am

It’s almost Nato as usual when Emmanuel Macron calls Nato ‘brain dead’. It’s Nato as usual, and Donald Trump as…

Allegations of anti-Semitism are damaging to Labour, but not toxic

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi, was right to take the unprecedented action of denouncing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for endemic anti-Jewish…

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Tulsi Gabbard: a Gandhi in Lycra

22 October 2019 2:17 am

Andrew Yang claimed to be surprised that the media dubbed Tulsi Gabbard the first Asian American to run for the…

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Biden and Corn Pop, Kavanaugh and Porn Cop

17 September 2019 4:02 am

The symptoms of age-related cognitive decline include being unable to remember whether you’re in Vermont or New Hampshire, and what…

Hong Kong protesters are following the wrong script

13 August 2019 7:55 pm

What do you call a global hub without an airport? Hong Kong. No other city can lay claim to this…

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Joe Biden’s Grandpa Smurf routine won’t beat Trump

10 August 2019 2:23 am

Joe Biden possesses the elixir of ordinariness, despite the appearance of having picked his hair and teeth out of a…

Donald Trump is the best prime minister Britain never had

6 August 2019 10:07 pm

Britain has never had a better friend in the White House than Donald Trump. FDR may have bailed out Britain…

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Trump’s truths about Baltimore

30 July 2019 5:47 am

‘You would think you were in a Third World country,’ the millionaire white New Yorker of retirement age said of Baltimore’s heavily…

What’s really going on in Hong Kong?

6 July 2019 3:57 pm

If you believe the American and British media, the people of Hong Kong have launched a democratic revolution and are…

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Why did Democrats invite a hate preacher into Congress?

11 May 2019 5:47 am

The Republicans are the party of racists and religious bigots, and the Democrats are the party of anti-racists and religious…

Gandhi strides forth on the Salt March in 1930, protesting against the government’s monopoly of salt production

Gandhi on Hitler: ‘I do not believe him to be as bad as he is portrayed’

13 October 2018 9:00 am

‘It’s a beautiful world if it wasn’t for Gandhi who is really a perfect nuisance,’ Lord Willingdon, Viceroy of India,…

Tommy Nutter in 1973 — the most exciting tailor on Savile Row in decades, according to Hardy Amies

You didn’t have to be mad to work for Tommy Nutter — but it helped

2 June 2018 9:00 am

The tailor’s art is a triumph of mind over schmatte. Not just in the physical cutting and stitching, but in…

Trump, Iran and the end of the deal

12 May 2018 9:00 am

For someone so frequently denounced as a liar, Donald Trump keeps an awful lot of promises. In the 2016 election…

James Comey is trying to take down Trump. He’ll fail

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Americans forget their corruption in order to savour their innocence. When Republicans and Democrats are struggling to find ways forward…

Van Morrison — in another time, another place

In 1968, even supercilious Boston was ankle-deep in LSD

17 March 2018 9:00 am

‘And this is good old Boston/, The home of the bean and the cod,’ John Collins Bossidy quipped in 1910,…

‘Glad Day’ by William Blake

What do Walt Whitman, Jackson Pollock and Jimi Hendrix have in common?

13 January 2018 9:00 am

On 3 September 1968, Allen Ginsberg appeared on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line. Buckley exposed Ginsberg’s politics as fatuous —…

Sheep being milked in a pen. (From the Luttrell Psalter, English School, 14th century)

Wool, wheat and wet weather

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Englishness is big business in the nation of shopkeepers, and not just in politics and tourism. In literature, the gypsy…

The French frigate Surveillante blows up the British frigate Quebec in a minor but famously furious engagement on 6 October 1779

The waves that wrecked Britannia

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Military history is more popular than respected. It is not hard to see why. It is masculine history, a trifecta…

Samuel Palmer’s ‘The Harvest Moon’: ‘the bowed forms of peasants are shadows of divinity’

Samuel Palmer: from long-haired mystic to High Church Tory

21 November 2015 9:00 am

In his youth, Samuel Palmer (1805–1881) painted like a Romantic poet. The moonlit field of ‘The Harvest Moon’ (1831–32) glows…

Members of the Hitler Youth clear debris after an air raid on Berlin, August 1944

The swastika was always in plain sight

24 October 2015 9:00 am

In 1940, when Stephen Spender heard a German bomber diving down towards London, he calmed himself by imagining that there…

Hirohito, MacArthur and other villains

4 July 2015 9:00 am

The history of ‘great events’, Voltaire wrote, is ‘hardly more than the history of crimes’. Physically, the war in Asia…

The long shadow of genocide: Armenia’s vengeance years

27 June 2015 9:00 am

One morning in March 1921 a large man in an overcoat left his house in Charlottenburg, Berlin, to take a…

An idealised view of a cotton plantation beside the Mississippi, c. 1880

The turbulent reign of King Cotton: the dark history of one of the world’s most important commodities

10 January 2015 9:00 am

If not for cotton, we would still be wearing wool. To equal current cotton production, we would need seven billion…