Hitler

The Hitler analogy has become a symbol of political ignorance

13 April 2017 11:41

Man, the brass neck of Trump’s media critics. They’ve spent the past 24 hours tearing into Trump’s media man Sean…

In defence of Ken Livingstone

5 April 2017 10:09

Listen to Douglas Murray and James Forsyth debating Ken Livingstone’s non-expulsion: We never loved each other, Ken Livingstone and I.…

Ken Livingstone mouths off about Hitler. Again

30 March 2017 12:01

Ken Livingstone will find out in a few hours’ time whether he’s been permanently booted out of the Labour party…

The Trump-fearing, Brexit-loathing set make even Piers Morgan look reasonable

13 February 2017 14:57

I can forgive many of the sins of the Trump-is-Hitler, Brexit-is-Beelzebub lobby. I mean, we all lose the plot occasionally.…

Ken Livingstone tries to defend Keith Vaz – but talks about Hitler instead

6 September 2016 12:10

Today Keith Vaz has stepped down as chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee following a series of claims about his personal…

Is the media inciting violence against Donald Trump?

21 June 2016 14:40

A young British man was arrested last night in Las Vegas at a Donald Trump rally. He is accused of…

EU debate takes ludicrous twist as Ken scolds Boris for Hitler comments

16 May 2016 12:51

You know you’ve not necessarily added a great deal to your argument when Ken Livingstone is telling you off for…

Another day, another former Mayor of London brings up Hitler

16 May 2016 10:30

Is there something in the water at City Hall? Mr S only asks after Boris Johnson became the second former Mayor…

Our leaders should read history books – but not just ones about the Nazis

28 January 2016 17:31

If I was in charge of the Home Office I’d employ someone whose sole area of expertise was Hitler’s Germany and…

Never trust an internet meme (apart from this one)

30 September 2015 11:39

There has recently been a craze for people posting pictures of a Syrian refugee next to a snap of the…

Why is the Royal family so bothered by its own archives?

20 July 2015 12:00

I should declare an interest – because I work for the Sun. But even so, I cannot quite see what…

The photo of the young Queen playing Nazi is an important historical document. It should shock us

18 July 2015 19:12

What can a image from 1933 ever really tell us? In July 1933, Der Stürmer, the Nazi newspaper, published a cover image of a…

A beginner’s guide to Euroscepticism

13 July 2015 16:32

As a long-time Eurosceptic, I should be happy about the Johnny-Come-Latelys now swelling the sceptic ranks. Following Euro-institutions’ wicked treatment…

The BBC’s latest Churchill documentary is an outrageous hatchet job

2 June 2015 17:35

Churchill: When Britain Said No BBC2 The 50th anniversary earlier this year of the death of Winston Churchill produced an…

Sandi Toksvig makes Hitler jibe about Nigel Farage

26 May 2015 8:29

Sandi Toksvig disclosed last month that she has given up her role on Radio 4’s The News Quiz in order…

Don’t get angry at Katie Hopkins if you don’t support policies that could save migrants

20 April 2015 11:29

The latest issue of The Spectator carries an interesting piece by James Bartholomew on ‘virtue signalling’, the bane of social…

Convince a generation that Ukip resemble the Nazis and you can make them do anything

26 March 2015 11:22

There was something genuinely frightening about the disturbance aimed at Nigel Farage and his family this weekend; what’s scary is…

If we want to tackle anti-Semitism we must challenge hate speech, not censor it

9 February 2015 18:13

One month on from the Charlie Hebdo massacre, free speech is still under attack. The outpouring of public revulsion at…

Dylan Thomas: speeches for Hitler, balderdash for Walton and the true meaning of Under Milk Wood

24 October 2014 11:11

My father came across Dylan Thomas in a Swansea pub in 1947. ‘Chap over there,’ said one of the regulars…

Deborah Devonshire: JFK’s friend, Hitler’s antagonist, The Spectator’s columnist

25 September 2014 18:34

The lives of the Mitford Sisters have riveted, and repelled, anglophiles since the thirties. Diana Mitford once wrote, ‘I must…

National Socialism: the clue’s in the name

15 February 2013 12:51

How can conservatives ensure they always lose? A good place to start is to concede every lie of the left.…

The Fuhrer was not amused

6 November 2012 11:00

‘The German sense of humour,’ Mark Twain famously observed, ‘Is no laughing matter.’ Although many Greeks, stretched on the Euro’s…

A great historian with fascist tendencies has died

2 October 2012 13:52

A great historian has died. He joined the Nazi party in the 1930s, spurred by a fear of the communism…

Eric Hobsbawm: A man of Extremes

1 October 2012 12:14

A few years ago, I wrote a review of Eric Hobsbawm’s last collection of essays and noted  ‘Hobsbawm is now…

Blast from the past: The Teleportation Accident reviewed

17 August 2012 11:41

He’d probably agree with Edward Gibbon’s assessment of history as ‘little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and…