Donald Trump

Where does Donald Trump’s new favourite word come from?

20 January 2018 9:00 am

In Polite Conversation, Jonathan Swift presents dialogues made up of clichés, banalities and catchphrases. When Miss Notable makes a remark…

The Cabinet reshuffle that exploded in Theresa May’s face

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, tried to shuffle her cabinet, but Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, refused to become…

Trump may be stupid or crazy, but the people enabling him are neither

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Like every journalist in Washington, I’m enthralled by the new Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury, which depicts Donald Trump…

If Trump seems bad, remember Caligula

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Whatever one makes of the accuracy of the journalist Michael Wolff’s depiction of President Trump, it cannot all be the…

Michael Wolff said the US needed a market-charming president: now it has one

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I once commissioned Michael Wolff —currently the world’s most talked-about journalist as the author of the White House exposé Fire…

His critics can’t admit it, but Trump’s crazy tactics are succeeding

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Among the many new political maladies of our age, one has been left largely undiagnosed. This is Trump Derangement Syndrome,…

The skulking assassins of the London Stock Exchange

9 December 2017 9:00 am

The revenge tragedy at the London Stock Exchange whose plot I outlined last month has reached its third act, but…

If you voted Remain, you’ll never ‘get’ Trump

2 December 2017 9:00 am

How do you defend Donald Trump without coming across like a rabid lunatic? This was my challenge as the only…

I made a joke book on Trump – but no one’s laughing

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Why do I keep making jokes I’m not supposed to?

Between Trump and Harvey Weinstein, America is fast approaching outrage overload

11 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s remarkable how fast the unthinkable becomes the expected. It felt almost routine to pick up the New York Post…

If China backs Trump on North Korea he won’t like the quid pro quo

11 November 2017 9:00 am

The first election day since Donald Trump was elected president a year ago brought a funereal mood to Washington that…

Why Harvey, Dustin and Brett did it

11 November 2017 9:00 am

A dinner in honour of Arki Busson hosted by Michael Mailer in his brilliant Brooklyn flat on the banks of…

Ali Smith’s Winter is calm, cool and consoling

4 November 2017 9:00 am

In 1939, Barbara Hepworth gathered her children and her chisels and fled Hampstead for Cornwall. She expected war to challenge…

Between 1900 and 1940, a series of unstable Chinese regimes flooded global markets with bonds: this one is from 1911

A world of broken bonds

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson fears that our pension funds and investment portfolios will soon be crammed full of China’s risky corporate debt

OK, I admit it, Donald Trump is an idiot. But he’s dead right about Unesco

21 October 2017 9:00 am

I have been watching Donald Trump closely for more than a year and I have come to the considered opinion…

Xi Jinping is not a reformer but China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Xi is not the reformer the West hopes for

Tech vs Trump: the great battle of our time has begun

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Social media helped Trump take the White House. Silicon Valley won’t let that happen again

Theresa May doesn’t want yes-men – and hasn’t got them

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told her audience at the Conservative party conference that she wanted to continue, like…

Why Pakistan needs Imran Khan

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The former cricketer could well be Pakistan’s next leader

US shares are ripe for a fall

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Signs are growing that the US bull market is running out of steam. If you invested $100 at the low…

Tear down statues? At this rate, we’ll have to rename New York

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, I took the monuments around the state capitol for granted. The first Confederate soldier…

Propositioned by the most popular tourist guide in Singapore

23 September 2017 9:00 am

I got off the plane at Changi still pleasantly sedated by Xanax, passed through the ‘nothing to declare’ channel, and…

Pussy Riot’s ‘joyous’ protest against Putin

9 September 2017 9:00 am

What makes for meaningful political protest? In regimes where ideology was taken seriously (such as the Soviet Union or America…

I like Donald Trump — but don’t tell anyone

2 September 2017 9:00 am

I arrived for lunch a bit late and was led to the dining table. Our hostess disappeared back into the…

Donald Trump and America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…