Features

In China’s new surveillance state, everyone will be watched, reviewed and rated

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The dark side of China’s high-tech society

Social credit is just one part of China’s new state control

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Social credit is just one part of the new state control

My one-night stand-up hell

17 November 2018 9:00 am

My awful maiden stand-up gig

How BlackRock became a sanctuary for clean-cut bankers and dormant politicians

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The investment management corp is finally under scrutiny

The Ivy League's dirty secret

17 November 2018 9:00 am

US university admissions are anything but meritocratic

Dangerous minds

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Searching for the origins of psychotic violence

The defeat of Boudica is believed to have been fought on Watling Street

The Roman road that came to define Britain

17 November 2018 9:00 am

All roads lead to Rome, the saying goes. Well, all roads except for the Roman road of Watling Street, which…

Brexit is served – and neither option is palatable

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Both of Theresa May’s choices are unpalatable

Decline and fall: why America always thinks it’s going the way of Rome

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Americans always think their republic is going the same way as Rome

Standing in front of my great-uncle’s grave, we thought: I’m so sorry it took us so long

10 November 2018 9:00 am

My family’s belated visit to the corner of a foreign field

Everything is now an Instagram photo op

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Life today is one big photo op

Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is becoming isolated in both France and the EU

The National Student Survey is having a terrible effect on academia

10 November 2018 9:00 am

University students must be challenged, not given what they want

Everything always tastes so much better in a car

The guilty pleasure of the McDonald’s drive-thru

10 November 2018 9:00 am

My wife and I have a set routine after landing back at Gatwick. We collect our bags, clear customs and…

Tough choices and worthy winners in a dazzling field

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer reveals the regional and overall winners of a competition that attracted entries from every business sector and every corner of the UK — and gave the judging panel a fiendishly difficult set of choices

Angela Merkel is on her way out – and so is her vision for the EU

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Angela Merkel is on the way out, and so is her vision for the European Union

How do you snare a journalist? Offer an “award”!

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Hacks love winning awards – and lobbyists know it

How WhatsApp stops the Tory plotters plotting

3 November 2018 9:00 am

MPs now do all their conspiring on WhatsApp – and get nowhere

Why Donald Trump's Iran sanctions won't work

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Trump’s sanctions on Iran are unlikely to succeed

Fight for your right to forage!

3 November 2018 9:00 am

The right to forage is rooted in ancient British law

St Peter-on-the-Wall, one of England’s oldest churches

The Dengie Hundred

3 November 2018 9:00 am

J. A. Baker, an arthritic and short-sighted birdwatcher from Chelmsford, compared the British wilderness to ‘the goaded bull at bay,…

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:06 am

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched the…

When Donald Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

27 October 2018 9:00 am

When Trump goes low, the Democrats go lower

The death of American civility

27 October 2018 9:00 am

When did America forget its manners?