Gypsies

Why do we envy nomads but treat Travellers so badly?

25 April 2021 5:00 pm

Oh for the open road! Who doesn’t want to abandon the suffocating suburbs – waking to an alarm at the…

When in Rome…

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I know I keep saying that in Decline of the West terms we’re all currently living in Rome, circa 400…

Festival time, Serbian style: playing the trumpet in Guca

Balkan brass

29 July 2017 9:00 am

When brass instruments with button-operated valves were introduced in the second half of the 19th century, music-making changed. Once requiring…

Béla Bartók recording folk songs with villagers in Hungary, 1907

Bartók would have made history even if he’d never composed a note

6 June 2015 9:00 am

‘All my life, always and in every way, I shall have one objective: the good of Hungary and the Hungarian…

Spectator letters: America as a genetic experiment, and a gypsy reply to Rod Liddle

24 May 2014 9:00 am

An independent policy Sir: James Curran’s review of my book Dangerous Allies (‘Radical nationalist’, 17 May) showed a significant and…

Go east – the people get nicer, even if their dogs get nastier

12 April 2014 9:00 am

When Nick Hunt first read Patrick Leigh Fermor’s account of his youthful trudge across Europe in A Time of Gifts…

Letters

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Not fair on cops Sir: Nick Cohen (‘PCs gone mad’, 26 October) claims that the police are deliberately attacking the press…

Charles Moore: Nelson has lost the battle to a fat, stupid blue cockerel

26 October 2013 9:00 am

I do not know whether the Greek gypsy couple accused of abducting a girl called Maria are guilty, but I…

Rod Liddle: What do you call travellers when they are no longer travelling? 

26 October 2013 9:00 am

How should we describe the people who allegedly abducted that little girl in Greece, after a neighbour claimed that they…