Michael Mosbacher

Britain’s ivory ban is needlessly draconian

11 June 2022 7:10 pm

The world’s most draconian ban on the trade in ivory came into force in the UK this month. It does…

Don't bash private schools for educating oligarch kids

16 March 2022 11:30 pm

Bashing fee-paying schools is a popular sport – and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is as good an excuse as any…

Engels mustn't fall

9 March 2022 9:10 pm

Should a 3.5 metre high Soviet statue of Karl Marx’s collaborator and patron Friedrich Engels – brought over from Ukraine…

Why is the National Portrait Gallery cutting ties with BP?

24 February 2022 3:15 am

When is money so soiled that merely accepting it makes you tainted? It has been reported today that the National…

The Tate’s grubby cancellation of Rex Whistler

17 February 2022 11:16 pm

Tate Britain’s Rex Whistler restaurant will never reopen the gallery announced yesterday. The restaurant – once known for its excellent…

The rise and fall of Britain’s fur trade

29 January 2022 9:00 am

We in Britain have long been much more squeamish about fur than other Europeans. I still well remember the snide…

Christ’s Hospital shouldn't lecture pupils on white privilege

18 November 2021 7:47 am

Students and teachers at Christ’s Hospital, a £36,600-a-year boarding school in Horsham, West Sussex, are set to be given ‘diversity training’.…

Why Jesus College shouldn’t have returned its Benin bronze

28 October 2021 5:23 am

Jesus College Cambridge can claim a world first. It is the first institution, at least in the twenty-first century, to…

Bullfighting and the fight for Spain’s future

18 October 2021 1:43 am

Being sanctimonious about foreigners and their cruelty to animals has long been a British tradition. The taste for dog meat…

In defence of cruel foods

30 August 2021 5:53 am

Fishmongers are an endangered species in London. Thankfully, 15 minutes walk across Westminster from The Spectator’s offices there is an…

Who really owns the Benin bronzes?

1 August 2021 6:22 pm

Statues must fall. Bronzes must be ‘returned’. The artefacts in question are the famous ‘Benin bronzes’ taken by the British…