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South African batsman JP Duminy during the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Cape Town (Photo: Getty)

In South Africa, sport is a question of justice

7 January 2017 9:00 am

South Africa’s sporting quotas have a laudable aim. Is that enough?

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Are white nationalists about to take over the US? Not bloody likely

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Richard Spencer made the front page of the New York Times two days in a row last week, and earned…

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What really won it for Donald Trump was the slogan Black Lives Matter

19 November 2016 9:00 am

New York   The only thing worse than a sore loser, I suppose, is a sore winner, but thank God…

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This election was the politically correct vs the politically incorrect

12 November 2016 9:00 am

 New York Americans have been to the polls. Everything is over but the shouting — by the loser, that is:…

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Hillary Clinton has it all wrong on crime

22 October 2016 9:00 am

New York  Antonio Cromartie is one of the numerous professional and amateur athletes in America who now refuse to stand…

Democratic Nominee for President of the United States former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

America is about to get its first female president

8 October 2016 9:00 am

New York Back in the Big Bagel once again preparing for the greatest debate ever, one that will decide the…

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I thought I was British. Until I took a DNA test

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Will genetic testing change how we think about nationality? It has certainly changed how I think about mine

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What Betjeman’s suburbs can teach us about multicultural integration

16 July 2016 9:00 am

In After the Vote, her talk for this week’s special edition of A Point of View (Radio 4) on the…

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In praise of Rhodesia

16 July 2016 9:00 am

The Spectator readers’ party was as always a swell affair, with long-time subscribers politely mingling with ne’er-do-wells like myself, the…

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Slow radio at its best

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Three women, three writers, three very different life experiences. On Monday afternoon the artist Fiona Graham-Mackay introduced us to Imtiaz…

Radio

Podcasts will never outclass the impact of Radio 4

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Just to prove my esteemed colleague wrong I’ve been out there in podcast space looking for a wireless moment that…

Mthuthuzeli November and Cira Robinson are exquisite to watch in Arthur Pita’s ‘Cristaux’

A new dance piece in which race definitely matters: Ballet Black’s Triple Bill reviewed

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Ballet’s romantic mantra could be summed up by John Keats’s ballad ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’, in which a young…

Sister act: Zawe Ashton and Uzo Aduba in Jean Genet’s ‘The Maids’

Jean Genet’s fascinating play, The Maids, is botched at Trafalgar Studios

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The Maids is a fascinating document. Written in 1947, Jean Genet’s drama portrays a pair of serving girls who enact…

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Why I now believe in positive discrimination

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister no doubt knew he would be fanning the flames when he waded into the argument about the…

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From the archive: On compelling shirkers to do their duty

16 January 2016 9:00 am

From ‘The Position of the Government’, The Spectator, 15 January 1916: Any man who knew the nature of Englishmen, or…

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Paul Theroux returns home — to guns and evangelism

12 December 2015 9:00 am

During the first ten pages of this long work Paul Theroux, on a journey through the American South, meets two…

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The sophisticates are wrong about Cleveland, Ohio

29 October 2015 9:00 am

To Cleveland, Ohio, where middle America’s middle class begins its great Midwest sprawl. I’ve always wanted to visit Cleveland because…

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Serena Williams is an all-time great – but is it wrong not to declare her the greatest?

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Serena Williams, according to some commentators the greatest woman who has ever graced this earth of ours, will complete the…

The way we were: Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Queen Margaret, with Donald Sinden and cast members, in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Wars of the Roses’, Stratford, 1963

Shakespeare's Wars of the Roses is being staged without a single black actor. So what?

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Trevor Nunn is staging Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses without a single black actor. So what, says Robert Gore-Langton

A political history of The Clangers

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Dropping the Clangers The Clangers made a comeback on BBC television. Some Clanger facts: — The actors doing the voices…

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The Conservatives should be the party of immigrants — and here’s how they can be

21 March 2015 9:00 am

For a long while, the Conservatives have been puzzled about their lack of popularity among immigrants. In theory, the Conservative…

King maker: David Oyelowo in ‘Selma’, the best performance of the year not nominated for an Oscar

Selma review: rich, nuanced, heartbreaking

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Selma, the civil rights film that stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, undoubtedly contains the best and most powerful…

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'Black,' 'coloured', 'BME' - any kind of label is essentially racist. It's time to move on

31 January 2015 9:00 am

How should we refer to non-white people, and foreigners in general, given that of course we do sometimes need to…

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My four great loves were unrequited (though I had a chance with Ginger Rogers)

24 January 2015 9:00 am

I had a short chat with BBC radio concerning the actor Jack Nicholson, whom I knew slightly during the Seventies…

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The deep instinct that Britain’s immigration debate still ignores

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The deep instinct that the immigration debate still ignores