Lionel Shriver

What will Europe look like in the future?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

This year, several articles in mainstream papers have sounded the alarm that the global human fertility rate will soon cross…

I hate hate speech laws

11 May 2024 9:00 am

I originally intended to observe that American universities’ anti-Israel protestors and Hamas terrorists deserve each other, because they’ve so much…

It rarely pays to be ahead of your time

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Following the release of the Cass report deprecating NHS ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors as reliant on rubbish medical research, the…

Is Trump or Biden a bigger threat to democracy?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

When more than two-thirds of the American electorate doesn’t want to vote for either major party’s nominee, a third party…

Beware pathological niceness

16 March 2024 9:00 am

When so many polls suggest that restricting mass immigration would be to politicians’ electoral advantage, voters in the West are…

Are bad parents criminals?

17 February 2024 9:00 am

Is there such thing as a fair Trump trial?

2 February 2024 10:00 am

I’m an unlikely defender of Donald Trump. Politically, he’s not my boy. Most of the former president’s hyperbolic rants make…

Why the left poses a greater threat to American civic order

6 January 2024 1:59 am

Over a leg of lamb, I joined five other expat Americans for Christmas. Our topic du jour was which faction in our…

What did Hamas think was going to happen?

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Much misfortune the woebegone couldn’t have seen coming: a raging fire in the house next door that spreads to yours.…

Keep your politics à la carte

21 October 2023 9:00 am

It’s a truism that the Anglosphere has developed a ‘tribalism’ that rivals the divisions between the Kikuyu and Luhya in…

I’m leaving Britain – and I feel guilty

7 October 2023 9:00 am

I’m torn between headlining this column ‘Why I’m moving to Portugal’ and ‘Why I’m leaving the UK’. Exhausted, shadowed by…

Shoplifters need to feel shame

23 September 2023 9:00 am

This is my brother’s story and, like many telling stories, it’s small. Tim lives in Iowa, as our mother’s family…

Children need protection from adult madness

9 September 2023 9:00 am

The Texas Supreme Court just upheld a state law banning so-called gender-affirming care for minors, to explosive consternation from predictable…

Therapy has turned on itself

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Were I to overcome a lifelong scepticism about the healing powers of talk therapy, I imagine languishing on a psychiatrist’s…

How the West plays up to Putin’s caricature

12 August 2023 9:00 am

In an outstanding article in the New York Times, Roger Cohen recounted his experience of travelling across Russia for a…

The problem with the Bibby Stockholm barge

29 July 2023 9:00 am

For British taxpayers perturbed by their £6 million daily bill for housing asylum seekers in hotels, New York City mayor…

Heritable guilt is in vogue

15 July 2023 9:00 am

I made a poor excuse for a Presbyterian even as a kid. I resented religious indoctrination every precious school-free Sunday.…