Culture

The consequence of this new sexual counter-revolution? No sex at all

25 December 2017 10:00

We’re closing 2017 by republishing our twelve most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 7: Douglas Murray on the sexual counter-revolution:…

The great online advertising swindle

21 December 2017 16:32

Conmen and fraudsters thrive in confusion. And few places are more confusing and opaque than the jargon-ridden world of online…

In defence of Matt Damon

20 December 2017 7:00

Movie star Matt Damon has tentatively, politely suggested that the #MeToo cleansing of Hollywood, this chasing of suspected perverts out…

We live in an era of illusion – and delusion

15 December 2017 17:57

Matt Hancock, a government minister, has felt obliged to declare formally, ‘Objective reality exists.’ To his credit, he confessed to…

Rupert Murdoch is selling Sky at the top of the market

14 December 2017 16:09

There are plenty of questions to be asked about the decision by Rupert Murdoch to sell 21st-Century Fox, including Sky…

Sex scandals ain’t wot they used to be

9 December 2017 8:00

The death last week of Christine Keeler, a central player in the Profumo scandal which helped bring about the end…

Snowflakes are now triggered by the term ‘snowflake’

7 December 2017 15:50

This has got to be the own goal of the year. Millennials want people to stop calling them ‘snowflakes’ because…

The Guardian’s tabloid switch is a big mistake

7 December 2017 12:20

‘Since you’re here…we have a small favour to ask’. These words may ring a bell for you – or just…

Social media is the propaganda tool the Nazis could only dream of

6 December 2017 14:50

Last month, the venture capitalist Roger McNamee drew parallels between the persuasive powers of Facebook and those of Joseph Goebbels. McNamee…

In defence of Saturday jobs

6 December 2017 12:46

In August 1988, after weeks of practice, I created the perfect Mr Whippy ice cream. I was 14 and I…

#MeToo is the gift that keeps on giving

6 December 2017 11:56

‘What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open,’ wrote the American…

The British Army’s muddled attitude towards military dogs

5 December 2017 17:34

Almost every day a new email pops into my inbox from the website ‘change.org’. One day they’ll be asking me…

England are probably going to win the World Cup

2 December 2017 8:20

England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama: it doesn’t make an acronym as alluring as the ‘England Algeria Slovenia Yanks’ headline The Sun…

Made in Windsor: How the young royals became Britain’s biggest reality show

27 November 2017 16:30

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. The majority of the country will wish them every happiness,…

A mixed-race princess is just what the Royal family needs

27 November 2017 16:00

We’ve had a brown president in the White House and today, that palest of institutions, the Royal family, is formally…

‘Princess Meghan’ has arrived to cheer up Britain

27 November 2017 14:57

So, Princess Meghan it will be. No, I know that won’t be her name officially. But we all know that…

James Bond is a notorious British sex pest

27 November 2017 10:56

In an article yesterday, Niall Ferguson tried to take a nuanced position on our changing sexual mores. I think he…

It’s time for more schools to have an ‘unsafe space’

23 November 2017 17:03

A school’s decision to create an ‘unsafe space’ – where controversial ideas and works by everyone from Virginia Woolf to…

Stop Appeasing Stupidity

23 November 2017 11:01

I’ve always thought of the Daily Mail as catering to a sort of Roundhead English tradition, the inheritors of low…

Why did Paperchase bow to a few bug-eyed Corbynistas?

22 November 2017 12:16

Last Saturday, the high-street chain Paperchase ran a promotion in the Daily Mail offering two free rolls of wrapping paper.…

Stop Funding Hate has a simple aim: political censorship

22 November 2017 10:28

Here’s a law of politics that is about as cast-iron as a law of politics can be: people who hate…

The #MeToo witch hunt comes back to bite Lena Dunham

21 November 2017 12:13

Let’s take a moment to celebrate Lena Dunham. OK, so she stinks as an actress and her brand of self-indulgent,…

Beware the modern-day heretic hunters

21 November 2017 9:07

One of the most sinister noises in the world is that of dumb officialdom groping around to find some reason…

The Stepford students’ latest target is a step too far

16 November 2017 14:13

Stepford students have been busy in recent years picking off targets from the past to vent their fury at. Cecil…

Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy

14 November 2017 16:36

The capitulation of the establishment to the politics of transgenderism has been astonishing. I’m struggling to remember any other time…