Racism

Patriotism isn’t uncivilised - it’s what makes civilisation possible

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Is it racist to be patriotic? Is patriotism, by definition, small-minded and exclusive? When you strip away the onion layers…

Why does Amazon think my friend is a kidnapper?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

About four years ago, an irate father in Minneapolis walked into his local Target shop with a complaint. He wanted…

Hug a hoodie: can there really be a kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan?

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The Ku Klux Klan is trying to rebrand

To make asylum work, we’ll have to talk frankly

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It is the easiest thing in the world to say who should come to Britain and why. But if there…

How to fight Ukip

1 November 2014 9:00 am

In the 2005 general election this magazine supported the Conservatives, with one exception — we urged voters in Medway not to…

James Ellroy’s latest attempt to unseat the Great American Novel

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Aficionados of detective fiction have long known that the differences between the soft- and hard-boiled school are so profound that,…

Frankie Boyle is a cowardly bully, and I’m ashamed I ever stood up for him

30 August 2014 9:00 am

‘Outspoken comic Frankie Boyle has called on the BBC to sack “cultural tumour” Jeremy Clarkson.’ Can anyone tell me what’s…

James Bond's secret: he's Jamaican

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Lewis Jones on Ian Fleming’s Jamaican retreat and the inspiration it provided for the Bond novels

Why I’m now scared of book clubs

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Writing frankly about Jamaica has made me nervous of invitations from strangers. How would this one turn out?

Let's face it – Ray Honeyford got it right on Islam and education

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The Bradford head teacher was dismissed for emphasising nationality over religion. He should have been applauded

Should I report my boyfriend to the police?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

We’re now so eager to take offence that humour is almost impossible

A Labour elitist meets a fête worse than death

21 June 2014 8:00 am

It is surely only a matter of time before someone with a mischievous glint in their eye invites the Labour…

Now even Fifa’s dinosaurs have learned to cry racism

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Are all white women really prostitutes who should be avoided, as some children at those schools in Birmingham were apparently…

Spectator letters: America as a genetic experiment, and a gypsy reply to Rod Liddle

24 May 2014 9:00 am

The American experiment Sir: One can test Nicholas Wade’s hypothesis that social and political life is genetically determined (‘The genome…

I’d rather have a German next door too — and I have the figures to show why

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Should we be worried about the vast numbers of German-born people living covertly in the United Kingdom? The Office for…

Spectator letters: America as a genetic experiment, and a gypsy reply to Rod Liddle

24 May 2014 9:00 am

An independent policy Sir: James Curran’s review of my book Dangerous Allies (‘Radical nationalist’, 17 May) showed a significant and…

Sex and squalor in San Francisco

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Frog Music begins with a crime against a young mother, committed in a tiny space. Unlike Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel…

The sad story of Oprah, the handbag and the shop assistant

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Listen, this story is moving so quickly stuff will almost certainly have happened in between me writing it and you…

How can you be racist and Italian? Quite easily, it seems

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The Italian shop assistant accused by Oprah Winfrey of showing racial prejudice towards her in a shop in Zurich has…

Britain is now a socialist utopia

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Scarcely a day passes, it seems, without another book landing with a thud on my desk that bemoans the rise…

The Zimmerman jury should have done its duty and ignored the evidence

20 July 2013 9:00 am

I wonder what possessed the jury in the Trayvon Martin case to return two not guilty verdicts when they knew…

Vauxhall, by Gabriel Ghadomosi; Sketcher, by Roland Watson-Grant - review

29 June 2013 9:00 am

At the grubbier end of my street in north London is the Somali mosque that was burned down earlier this…

Why does anyone drink wine?

8 June 2013 9:00 am

You will be scandalised by the suggestion, of course, especially those of you who spend several hours every week drinking…

High life: Enoch Powell was a prophet

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Do any of you still like the dread word diversity, one that’s proudly flung around by those who squirm when…

The Spectator’s Notes

11 May 2013 9:00 am

On Tuesday night, at a Spectator readers’ evening, Andrew Neil interviewed me about my biography of Margaret Thatcher. He asked…