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Trump really could crush Isis. But what happens next could be worse

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump is determined to crush the Islamic State. He should beware: what comes next could be worse

Ingrid Bergman, Getty

How the stress industry is gaslighting Britain

18 February 2017 9:00 am

We’re being encouraged to see normal emotions as ‘stress’. It’s driving us crazy

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela

18 February 2017 9:00 am

If you want to know what Britain would be like under Labour, just take a look at brutalised, devastated Venezuela

An obituary for the Bullingdon Club, by one of its old boys

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Cameron and Osborne made my old university club famous. Now it has died of overexposure

Famous people don’t need personal publicists. But they all have them

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Why do the famous pay people to make them even more famous?

I’ve got Mick Jagger’s lost memoir

18 February 2017 9:00 am

I’ve got it. But you may never see it

Why do people think it’s OK to order me to dance?

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Why does it make people angry that I don’t want to?

Personalised marshmallows, shoes and pork pies? The cult of personalisation has gone too far

18 February 2017 9:00 am

We don’t need to put our names on everything we buy

Rodin’s ‘Gates of Hell’: more than 300 figures, including a panther-like Eve

Why Auguste Rodin preferred to sculpt women who couldn’t sit still

18 February 2017 9:00 am

The girl who posed for Auguste Rodin’s figure of Eve on the ‘Gates of Hell’ was, the sculptor said, a…

The French election is now Marine Le Pen vs a collapsing French establishment

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Whether it’s liberal reforms with Macron or nationalism with Le Pen, the French seem about to vote for radical change. That doesn’t mean they’ll get it

The Ayn Rand scene Sajid Javid reads every year

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Sajid Javid on the green belt, Brexit and Ayn Rand

The slow, strange race to be the next Bishop of London

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The new, supposedly fairer process puts the choice in fewer hands

Why do the middle classes let posh people be so rude?

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Why do the middle classes let posh people get away with so much?

Longing for a back-of-cab kiss? Then don’t get an Uber

11 February 2017 9:00 am

How Uber is killing the back-of-cab clinch

How moaning about pink Lego hurts girls

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Feminists are picking on the wrong toy

Love unflinching: every child should know it

Why every child should know a dog

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Henry, our springer spaniel, has died, suddenly and prematurely. With the passing weeks, we are becoming accustomed to the strange…

How to stay sane in Trumpworld

4 February 2017 9:00 am

How to keep your head amid the craziness

Remembering Alexander Chancellor: the man who saved The Spectator

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Remembering Alexander Chancellor, the man who revitalised The Spectator

Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Every week, there are more massacres of Nigeria’s Christians – so why is nobody interested?

Indians are getting post-truth history about Winston Churchill

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Did Winston Churchill, like Donald Trump, also like to ‘grab them by the pussy?’ Last week at the Jaipur Literary…

Our hospitals are putting privacy above humanity

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Hospitals are putting NHS data-protection policies above simple humanity

Who’s behind the mysterious rise of Emmanuel Macron?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is suddenly a real contender to be the next French president

Ghastly — sometimes no other word will do

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Tatler is turning its back on an irreplaceable word

A storm brewing over Hill Hill Hill

The magic and strangeness of British placenames

4 February 2017 9:00 am

British placenames are so good you can read the map for entertainment rather than navigation. Hardington Mande-ville, Bradford Peverell, Carlton…

Why Geert Wilders is taking over Dutch politics

28 January 2017 9:00 am

With the rise of Geert Wilders, the long Dutch tradition of liberalism is at risk of destroying itself