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When it comes to jihad porn, abstinence is best

13 August 2014 15:27

This feature is a preview from this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: I am sure we’re all in agreement that watching videos of adults abusing children is wrong. At least outside… Continue reading

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It's time to get drunk on poetry - The Poetry Recital by A Gatty (Image: The Art Archive/ Burcardo Theatre, Rome)

Poemination: the antidote to idiocy

24 February 2014 17:10

Do you know any poems off by heart? I don’t. When I was younger, I used to. My favourite poem to recite was Roald Dahl’s Veruca Salt, the little brute.… Continue reading

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The way to build Tech UK: ‘Think big. Start small. Move fast’

29 November 2013 15:19

The panel discussion entitled ‘Can the UK produce the next Facebook?’ carried The Spectator audience on a stimulating journey from Scotland to Silicon Valley, before dropping them back in London.… Continue reading

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Silicon Roundabout is full of tech startups. Will they be able to mimic Silicon Valley? Photo: Getty Images.

Can Silicon Valley ever be replicated in London?

26 November 2013 11:41

Trying to clone Silicon Valley has been a cornerstone of this coalition’s business policy. Rohan Silva, until recently the PM’s policy guru, spent several years in government and opposition creating… Continue reading

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Has the UK become a surveillance state? Illustration: Stephen Collins.

UK government is one of the world’s top pryers into user data on Facebook and Twitter

28 August 2013 10:30

Our government loves to snoop. Nick Cohen explained in the Spectator last year why Britain is becoming a surveillance state, and now we have an indication of how much data… Continue reading

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Should we be worried if Google rules the world?

Interview with a writer: Evgeny Morozov

26 April 2013 10:15

Evgeny Morozov is an iconoclast. He believes that technology, if abused or misused, has the potential to make society less free. His latest book, To Save Everything , Click Here,… Continue reading

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‘Vote for Romney and I’ll unfriend you’: why I won’t debate politics on Facebook

20 December 2012 12:22

On July 4, 2009, the day Sarah Palin announced that she would step down from the Governorship of Alaska, the perfect quip popped into my head. As we are wont… Continue reading

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Who will rule the 21st century?

7 August 2012 11:01

This is a nice big question to ponder on the holiday beach or in the rented villa. A vast amount has already been written on the rise of China and… Continue reading

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Eurozone v Facebook — which is the economic model of our time?

17 May 2012 17:48

Even as our attention is gripped by a crumbling eurozone, another huge economic entity is emerging in the marketplace — Facebook, which has just upsized its number of IPO shares… Continue reading

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Back in Timeline

30 March 2012 14:35

A quick post to point CoffeeHousers in the direction of the Spectator’s new Facebook Timeline. Now you’ll be able to use Facebook not just to catch up on our latest… Continue reading

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Spectators of Christmas Past

13 December 2011 12:56

One December in the 1930s, with Britain reeling from the Depression, Lord Wakefield of Wakefield House took out a full-page announcement on the cover of The Spectator. It was an… Continue reading

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