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“It’s the culture, stupid” – Matt Goodwin

22 February 2024 3:00 am

Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville memorably said, “It’s the economy, stupid”. Times have changed. The great political battles of our…

“Reality is now subject to ideology” – Lionel Shriver

15 February 2024 3:00 am

Journalist. Contrarian. Iconoclast. Intellectual. Provocateur… And one of the most successful novelists of the 21st century. Lionel Shriver has, in…

Why you don’t have free will, with Brian Klaas

8 February 2024 3:00 am

We all comfort ourselves by believing in cause and effect. According to Dr Brian Klaas, we wilfully ignore a bewildering…

How to rig an election, with Nic Cheeseman

1 February 2024 3:00 am

2024 is the biggest election year in history. Countries with more than half the world’s population – over four billion…

“Appeasement guarantees war” – Victor Davis Hanson

25 January 2024 3:00 am

The most astute social commentators on the present are the people who have the deepest understanding of the past. As…

A real talk, with Zuby

18 January 2024 3:00 am

It’s perhaps never been harder to speak the truth than it is in the West today. In fact, many people…

“If another pandemic hits, we will lockdown again” – Jay Bhattacharya

11 January 2024 3:00 am

Few people called for sanity as the world lost its collective mind during the COVID pandemic, but Jay Bhattacharya was…

The case for colonialism, with Bruce Gilley

4 January 2024 3:00 am

The overwhelming majority of academic articles come and go with little fanfare. There may be the odd admiring nod from…

The sniper bullet of surprise, with Jeffery Deaver

28 December 2023 3:00 am

It’s that time of the year when many of us will sit down and write. It could be resolutions. It…

Draining the swamp, with Sebastian Gorka

21 December 2023 3:00 am

It’s hard not to see America as a country in decline. Foreign policy attention is stretched, political debate is toxic,…

“Isn’t politics magical” – Tom Switzer

14 December 2023 3:00 am

As we approach the end of 2023, it’s easy to become despondent about the fate of the West. War rages…

“Australia was a lab of tyranny” – Naomi Wolf

7 December 2023 3:00 am

For over 30 years, Naomi Wolf was lauded as a feminist icon, a bestselling author and a darling of liberal…

The power of satire, with The Babylon Bee’s Joel Berry

30 November 2023 3:00 am

Satire is one of the most important ingredients of a healthy public discourse. But it is under threat across the…

It’s Hardcore History, with Dan Carlin

23 November 2023 3:00 am

Who was the most influential person in history? Why do empires fall? What is the biggest misconception about WWI? Napoleon…

An honest conversation about colonialism, with Nigel Biggar

16 November 2023 3:00 am

Today, colonialism is viewed by many as the original sin of British history. The truth is far more complex. Theologian,…

“London has fallen” – Laurence Fox

9 November 2023 3:00 am

For the second time in his life, Laurence Fox is engulfed in a cancellation storm. It has taken a heavy…

Why is this lying bastard lying to me, with Rob Burley

2 November 2023 3:00 am

The forensic, long-form political interview remains possibly the best, and certainly the most entertaining, mechanism for political accountability. Can it…

Un-cancelling Graham Linehan

26 October 2023 3:00 am

Graham Linehan created some of the most beloved British sitcoms of all-time, including Father Ted, Black Books and The IT…

Off to war, with James Holland

19 October 2023 3:00 am

What if Hitler was killed in 1923? Was Germany’s defeat in WWII inevitable? How should we assess Churchill’s legacy? And…

In conversation with Jeffrey Archer

12 October 2023 3:00 am

Jeffrey Archer is one of the most successful authors of all time. He has been published in 115 countries and…

“This is the medical scandal of the 21st century” – Helen Joyce

5 October 2023 3:00 am

Helen Joyce is a journalist, author and feminist campaigner. Her first book, ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’, was an immediate…

The Saad Truth about Happiness, with Gad Saad

28 September 2023 3:00 am

Has western society ever been more unhappy? Deaths of despair are at historically high levels. Antidepressant use is through the…

“The government is the enemy” – Hannah Cox

21 September 2023 3:00 am

Capitalism was the driving force behind extraordinary advances in prosperity throughout the 20th century. But isolationist policies, stagnant wages and…

10 questions for Dominic Sandbrook

14 September 2023 3:00 am

Who was the greatest-ever military general? What was history’s most disastrous party? Is identity politics ruining the study of history?…

“It doesn’t matter who tells the story, it matters how it’s told” – Helen Dale

7 September 2023 3:00 am

It may seem odd to describe a book that was published almost 30 years ago as highly topical. But the…