America

The dishonesty of how we respond to tragedies

21 May 2022 9:00 am

It isn’t hard to notice that some crimes are more important than others. Or at least more politically advantageous. It…

What is Black Lives Matter?

20 May 2022 12:17 am

It’s hard not to admire Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter foundation. Under fire over yet another…

BLM is dying but it’s legacy lives on

19 May 2022 3:20 am

It can be hard to remember just how strange things were during the pandemic. Every day the front pages covered…

The fire and fury of America’s abortion debate

14 May 2022 9:00 am

I wonder at times how some of my fellow hacks in America get out of bed in the morning. The…

Why progressives can't tolerate Christians

10 May 2022 8:26 pm

For decades, Christians have talked about feeling persecuted in advanced secular and liberal democracies. They’ve often sounded a bit hysterical.…

How Disney fell foul of Florida’s governor

30 April 2022 9:00 am

How Disney fell foul of Florida’s governor

America has betrayed its young

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Two articles last weekend made me feel sorry for American young people. We in the anti-woke brigade can be awfully…

Fractured: can the West fix itself?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

So why be ashamed of ourselves?

The Biden Bust is here

29 April 2022 1:25 am

A wave of government spending would reboot the economy. Fairer taxes would pay for restored infrastructure. Skills would be improved,…

Will Ron DeSantis run against Donald Trump?

27 April 2022 8:51 pm

Last week, Florida governor Ron DeSantis took two big steps to solidify his popularity with the Republican base, not only…

When cities accommodate lawlessness

17 April 2022 7:00 pm

A shoot-out in downtown Sacramento, California, at two in the morning on Sunday, April 3 left six people dead and…

How to lose an election

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I have remarked here before about our era’s tendency to accept election results if your side wins but to reject…

The descent of New York

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Aggression is everywhere in New York

A compelling, if flawed, example of the new American noir: Red Rocket reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Mikey (Simon Rex) first appears striding down a road in utterly wrecked jeans and shirt. He is carrying nothing and…

Kamala invades Poland

11 March 2022 3:04 am

You can tell that the Biden administration is getting serious. They have unleashed their ultimate weapon, cackle diplomacy. The warhead is…

Why would the Saudis bail out Biden?

10 March 2022 4:47 am

Is Saudi Arabia shunning Washington? Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly been refusing to phone Joe Biden, who wants the kingdom to…

What the right gets wrong about Putin

5 March 2022 9:00 am

A fracture on the international right may seem small fry given everything that is going on right now. But it…

Portrait of the week: Russia bombs Ukraine, MPs get a pay rise and Tube staff strike

5 March 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia: ‘Never in all my study or…

Has Putin’s invasion changed the world order?

1 March 2022 10:03 pm

Is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘a turning point in history’? Does it spell the end of the American era, and…

For all its absurdity, it delivers the goods: BBC2's Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America reviewed

26 February 2022 9:00 am

In the latest episode of Louis Theroux’s Forbidden America, Louis asked a rapper called Broke Baby if ‘it’s important to…

Would Trump have prevented the crisis in Ukraine?

23 February 2022 9:23 pm

‘I know Vladimir Putin very well,’ said Donald Trump yesterday, speaking of the Ukraine crisis, ‘he would have never done…

Our monetary bubble is about to burst

19 February 2022 9:00 am

OK, I finally watched Netflix’s Don’t Look Up. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it — especially before its effective subtitle for us…

P.J. O’Rourke 1947 — 2022

16 February 2022 7:03 am

The great American journalist and satirist P J O’Rourke has died. He contributed a number of articles to The Spectator…

The Ukraine crisis has united the West

15 February 2022 7:38 am

There has been a subtle change of tone from Joe Biden and Boris Johnson about the likelihood of a Russian…

San Francisco is decaying

13 February 2022 8:00 pm

During the pandemic, a growing number of people in floridly psychotic states screamed obscenities at invisible enemies, or at my…