culture wars

Don’t blame snowflakes – grown-ups are the idiots

31 August 2019 9:00 am

San Francisco must be the virtue capital of the world. (The latest: just across the bay, Berkeley’s city council voted…

Nice men make terrible leaders

29 June 2019 9:00 am

The Duke of Marlborough gave a toast last week that brought the house down during a Turning Point dinner for…

Roger Scruton: Should I forgive the journalist who got me fired?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I travel back from London with the St Matthew Passion filling my head, after the moving performance from the Elysian…

Why I hate ‘the n-word’

2 March 2019 9:00 am

One of the depressing aspects of writing a column attuned to social hypocrisy is so rarely running short of new…

7 easy steps to dealing with rabble-rousers

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Better informed and more socially aware than the rabble-rousers? Here’s how to maintain your sanity, says Andy Shaw

Free speech is officially dead in British universities

17 November 2018 9:00 am

When I first read about plans for a new academic periodical called The Journal of Controversial Ideas, I got the…

Millennials aren’t taking offence. They’re hunting for victims

1 September 2018 9:00 am

In a recent column, I vowed to return to a point made in passing. To refresh your memory, the American…

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s transgender superman

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Comics aren’t what they used to be. In 1976 I was 11 — the perfect target audience for probably the…