Christopher Caldwell

America's capital has become a pit of despair

26 November 2016 9:00 am

 Washington DC Washington has been, for the past two weeks, indescribably depressed. When I walked into the deli down the…

What’s wrong with early voting

5 November 2016 9:00 am

 Washington The outcome of America’s elections might become clear in the first minutes of vote-counting next Tuesday night. That is…

Trump is right about America’s rigged system

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The sense of grievance he has tapped into is real – and justified

Trump still holds the aces against Hillary Clinton

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Despite the pratfalls, his campaign has been highly effective

Black Lives Matter could win it for Trump

16 July 2016 9:00 am

A summer of anti-police rage could swing the presidency for Donald Trump

The Republican establishment has finally found a way to get Donald Trump

9 April 2016 9:00 am

A mighty message has been crafted that is inflicting damage on the Republican frontrunner

Greece’s secret weapon: Grexit would hurt Merkel most

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Grexit would be worse for Germany than for Greece

Bob Dylan and the illusion of modern times

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Bob Dylan and the illusion of ‘your era’

What Angela Merkel really wants (it's not good news for Dave)

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The German Chancellor has a lot in common with David Cameron – which is why she can’t afford to help him very much

Obama knows that America has lost its appetite for war

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Obama has realised that America has lost its appetite for war


19 January 2013 9:00 am

Washington DC: My elegant and sociable mother-in-law received an email this week warning that, should she wander on to her balcony…

Merkel’s sovereign remedy

17 November 2012 9:00 am

Britain and Germany agree about the EU’s economics – but they’re still headed for an irreconcilable clash

Sarkozy’s last stand

18 February 2012 4:00 pm

The man who promised to reform France looks set to become a martyr to the euro – and his own abrasive personality

America’s overdue financial crisis

6 August 2011 12:00 am

When Congress went into deadlock on the debt ceiling, it was the culmination of years of bitterness and complacency – and there is worse to come


25 June 2011 12:00 am

If you want a friend in Washington, the saying goes, get a dog.

You can’t say that here!

15 January 2011 12:00 am

Thilo Sarrazin is breaking Germany’s taboos on welfare and immigration – and selling over a million books in the process


6 May 2009 12:00 am

My room was not ready when I arrived, underslept after a flight from Washington, at the hotel near Shaftesbury Avenue where I’m going to spend the next few days.

Obama is on course for victory. But he isn’t ready for the White House

29 October 2008 12:00 am

Although McCain could still theoretically win, the Democrat candidate looks set for glory, says Christopher Caldwell. But Obama has even less to say about the economic crisis than his rival, and has prospered by keeping quiet on controversial issues

An American conservative who loves the Constitution

12 December 2007 12:00 am

Christopher Caldwell on the impact of Ron Paul, the anti-war congressman running for the Republican nomination and finding unexpected support on the web

The message of this wipeout is that Americans believe they’ve lost the war

8 November 2006 4:31 pm

Christopher Caldwell says that the mid-term elections were a landslide in which the Republicans paid a heavy price for Iraq, for sexual scandals and for ugly campaigning. Withdrawal from Iraq, inquiries, impeachment: anything is possible now

Why I love the French

24 May 2006 4:19 pm

Taking issue with the Americans’ Francophobia

This is how Bush will be impeached

18 May 2006 4:42 pm

Christopher Caldwell says that the President will face the same trial as Clinton if the Democrats triumph in the midterm elections

Bush: Palestinians good, but not great

4 February 2006 12:00 am

The politics of conviction helps the President not because his own convictions are so good but because those of his opponents are so bad

The fruits of victory

1 February 2003 12:00 am

Tony Blair's visit to Camp David comes at a time when we are riding high in America. Christopher Caldwell says that by backing Bush, the Prime Minister is likely to make Britain a Great Power once more