America

DJ Delingpole

12 July 2012 11:45

My Spectator comrade James Delingpole has many talents. Among them is his skill as a podcast-presenter for an American conservative…

The Spectrum – the week in books

6 July 2012 12:15

UP: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Faber’s new Shakespeare’s Sonnets app is rated 12+ on account of its ‘Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content or…

American mythology

4 July 2012 12:30

Happy Fourth of July America! As you salute that Star-Spangled banner today, however, please remember that the war which spawned…

Obamacare and the Supreme Court: Partisan goose for the partisan gander

3 July 2012 15:15

Like the French Revolution it remains much too soon to say what the consequences of the United States Supreme Court’s…

Paul Simon and the shrill left

3 July 2012 9:45

The opinion on Paul Simon’s famous Graceland album seems finally to have swung 180 degrees from where it once was.…

Wanted: A British comic book industry

2 July 2012 0:00

Viz magazine. The Beano. Judge Dredd. 2000AD… But that’s about it. Why doesn’t Britain have a comic book industry? Try…

Racism and real estate

26 June 2012 16:45

If racism presupposes that different ethnic groups cannot live harmoniously together, then segregation puts that theory into practice. Carl H.…

Interview: Jorie Graham’s poetry

22 June 2012 15:30

Possessing a meticulously detailed and layered style, as well as having an exceptional ability to describe nature, Jorie Graham’s poetry…

Who’ll partner Mitt?

20 June 2012 19:00

Will Mitt Romney choose an ‘incredibly boring white guy’ to be his vice presidential nominee? The main alternative has long…

Will Romney win?

15 June 2012 11:30

In this week’s issue, the great Robert Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. makes a bold prediction about the upcoming American presidential elections:…

Interview: John Irving on writing sexuality

15 June 2012 0:00

John Irving’s latest novel, In One Person is narrated by a bisexual writer, Billy Abbot, who recalls his high school…

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s other ‘great’ character

13 June 2012 11:00

It is perhaps fitting — given his lack of fame and success — that many of you will have never…

Clinton hurts Obama

2 June 2012 15:15

Bill Clinton — the man who was such a thorn in Barack Obama’s side during the 2008 Democratic primaries —…

Euphoria gives way to worry

1 June 2012 9:15

The slaughter of the innocents in Houla, Syria, has concentrated the West’s collective mind. The Times declares (£), not unreasonably,…

Comedian-in-Chief

29 April 2012 11:58

Every year, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner boasts an eclectic guest list, and last night’s was no exception. Stars of…

Interview: Jonathan Haidt on left vs right

20 April 2012 18:09

Why are Dennis Skinner and George Osborne locked in enmity? The answer, according to Jonathan Haidt, lies beyond the obvious…

Cameron and Obama, sans yellow mustard

14 March 2012 7:57

Above is what they call the ‘raw video’ of David Cameron’s and Barack Obama’s trip to a basketball game last…

What Europe thinks

13 March 2012 15:34

Who thinks what about the European Union? We’ve covered the European Commission’s own polling on the matter before now, which…

Cameron’s sub-prime thinking

12 March 2012 15:06

You’d think the American sub-prime crisis would have taught politicians the world over not to try to rig the housing…

The laughing lefty

16 January 2012 15:17

What a shame the Christmas literary recommends season is over: otherwise I would have loved to draw this to your…