Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and author of What's Left and You Can't Read This Book.

It’s not a press regulator, it’s a web regulator.

18 March 2013 20:31

Since the early 1990s, hundreds of millions of words have been produced about the Web. Enthusiasts have told us that…

The Sunday Times jails its source

11 March 2013 17:31

In a long piece in the last issue of the Sunday Times (£) Isabel Oakeshott, its political editor, wrote of her…

Sexual abuse: Don’t toe the party line

25 February 2013 15:33

A scandal broke in the Socialist Workers Party a few weeks ago after a woman member claimed a Trotskyist tribune…

Arraigning a corpse

19 February 2013 17:45

Part 1 “Russian Justice” A judge at Moscow’s Tverskoi District Court stopped the trial of Sergei Magnitsky (above) yesterday –…

The Leather Case

16 February 2013 15:44

Last year I wrote an unpatriotic column for the Observer. I said that while American literary and journalistic frauds tended…

Lone voices against Terror

13 February 2013 20:19

I went to the Toynbee Hall, the meeting place for the radical East End, this week to listen to a…

Last call for Starbucks. Your flight is about to depart

27 January 2013 14:11

A friend of mine who has worked in the City all his life, and is by no means a leftist, can…

David Cameron marries a Rothschild

25 January 2013 9:26

In the Jewish joke a matchmaker calls on a poor tailor living in a Tsarist shtetl in the middle of…

Can’t we even throw out Lynne Featherstone?

22 January 2013 11:49

I gave a talk to the Hornsey and Wood Green Labour Party last night. If you don’t know the area,…

The BBC: ‘It’s professional to cheat’

20 January 2013 15:15

In this morning’s Observer I write about the collapse of the old notions of honour and fair play in sport,…

Scientologists trap us in the closet

12 January 2013 11:17

Whenever I give lectures on my book on censorship – Whaddya mean you haven’t read it? Buy it here at…

A coalition of the complacent

7 January 2013 14:21

I don’t like to think that I am rich. In theory, I know that in comparison to the vast majority…

If they can frame a Chief Whip, they can frame anyone

20 December 2012 12:53

Lord Denning was perhaps the most beloved judge of the 20th century. He even inspired a Lord Denning Appreciation Society.…

In praise of the bloody-minded Paul Chambers

19 December 2012 12:35

What freedoms we have in Britain have not come as a rule from revolutions and thunderous declarations of the rights…

Lord Justice Leveson and the baby killers

12 December 2012 11:13

I have worried about Hugh Grant’s understanding of power ever since he started bringing up baby. I first saw him…

Tyranny’s fellow travel writers (Part 3)

9 December 2012 19:21

Earlier this year I noted a piece by Michael Moynihan in Foreign Policy. He looked at how the authors of…

Theocrats, plutocrats, bureaucrats and other enemies of human freedom

18 November 2012 14:32

This is a video of a speech to Oxford Brookes University on freedom and its enemies based on my book…

The internet is proving to be a tool of censorship, not emancipation

16 November 2012 14:07

The case of Adrian Smith, the Christian the Trafford Housing Trust demoted for politely expressing his opposition to gay marriage…

A black, bloody insurrection of the hard-working, over-taxed and unbenefited

13 November 2012 10:24

If you want to understand the mood of modern Britain, James Hawes’s novels of middle class fury are not a…

My life as a connoisseur

4 November 2012 18:11

‘Passion for freedom‘ is now holding its fourth exhibition at the Unit 24 Gallery just behind Tate Modern. The show…

Battle of the Chancellors: hope v fear

30 October 2012 11:09

At the Spectator debate on the economic consequences of Mr Osborne last night, Andrew Neil repeated JK Galbraith’s line that…

The Great Reckoning

28 October 2012 16:35

In my Observer column today, I talk about the scourging of Britain’s failed elite. To give readers an idea of…

The BBC regains its honour

23 October 2012 9:02

I hope that the entire editorial staffs of the Times, Sunday Times, Sun, Mail, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph and Sunday…

Mr JS Mill and the Twitterati

14 October 2012 16:56

Corn dealers were the bankers of the early 19th century.  In the popular imagination, they were monsters who threatened the…

The myth of the paperless citizen

6 October 2012 20:46

Another day and another unasked for letter asking me to live online. This time it is from my bank, NatWest…