John R. MacArthur

In this golden age of corruption, it takes much courage to be a whistleblower

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Midway through Crisis of Conscience, the massive new compendium about US whistleblowers by the journalist Tom Mueller, I wanted to…

Alfred Dreyfus is being erased all over again

11 January 2020 9:00 am

In London to promote a book, I received an invitation to a secret screening of An Officer and a Spy,…

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Elizabeth Warren is the Hillary Clinton of 2020

24 October 2019 5:46 am

This article is in The Spectator’s November 2019 US edition. Subscribe here. How did Elizabeth Warren, a left-wing populist, become the candidate…

Why won’t the Democrats impeach Trump?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

 New York For leftist anti-Trumpers like me, the Mueller report was initially a godsend, though not for the more obvious…

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Why won’t the Democrats impeach Trump?

13 June 2019 1:42 pm

For leftist anti-Trumpers like me, the Mueller report was initially a godsend, though not for the more obvious reasons. I…

Jeff Bezos isn’t a resistance hero – he’s a ruthless monopolist

16 February 2019 9:00 am

It is tempting to view the blow-up between Amazon’s billionaire owner Jeff Bezos and David Pecker, publisher of the tabloid…

The death of American civility

27 October 2018 9:00 am

My father, an avowed liberal, taught me old-school manners: hold the door and give up your seat for ladies; stand…

The right stuff: I’ll miss my friend Tom Wolfe

19 May 2018 9:00 am

To some, Tom Wolfe’s death might seem a greater loss for readers on the right wing of American culture and…

What was Donald Trump’s father doing at a notorious KKK rally in 1927?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The figure of Donald Trump looms over Sarah Churchwell’s new history of American national identity, which highlights the ugliest features…

Trying hard to be somebody in Trump’s America

3 February 2018 9:00 am

For Horace Hopper, the half-breed protagonist of Willy Vlautin’s bleak new novel, essential truths come slowly, and usually too late…

Yes, Donald Trump is grotesque. But I will never vote for Hillary Clinton

26 March 2016 9:00 am

And that’s why I’ll never vote for Hillary

Alger Hiss attends his trial (Photo: Getty)

Alger Hiss: Tricky Dick’s scapegoat

26 September 2015 8:00 am

In the more than 40 years since Richard Nixon resigned as president — disgraced as much by his inveterate lying…

Robert Moses in 1952

The sadist who wrecked New York, and the last of the great biographers

4 July 2015 9:00 am

John R. MacArthur on the bureaucratic titan who gratuitously bulldozed a great city and displaced and demoralised half a million of its inhabitants

The dark comedy of the Senate torture report

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Like many journalists, I’m a bit of a know-it-all — when information is touted as ‘new’, especially in government reports,…

Clinton vs Bush — again

26 April 2014 9:00 am

American politics looks increasingly like an oligarchy

Why is Doris Kearns Goodwin raking up old muck?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era are well-worn subjects for both professional and amateur historians, so it’s pertinent to ask…