Stepford Students

Millennials don’t fear censorship because they plan on doing all the censoring

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Matt Ridley’s fine recent Times column was hardly the first to raise the alarm about the pseudo-Soviet intolerance of the…

Latin texts are full of violence, racism and class – that doesn’t mean they need a trigger warning

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Last week, Brendan O’Neill described in this magazine how students regulate ‘unacceptable’ political views with ‘no platform’ policies, safe spaces…

Safe spaces and ‘ze’ badges: My bewildering year at a US university

26 August 2017 9:00 am

My bewildering year at a US university

The best way to combat radical Islam? Teach British values in school

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Hundreds of terrorists and suspected terrorists have gone through the British educational system. Yet amid all the pre-election talk about…

Universities and the birth of a new fundamentalist religion

3 June 2017 9:00 am

A leading article appeared in Nature last week in defence of intelligence research. It lamented the fact that it is…

‘The woman is a disaster!’: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The iconoclastic professor discusses the presidential election, feminism and date rape

Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…

Students are fighting back against the PC creed

8 October 2016 9:00 am

A pro-free speech – and anti-NUS – rebellion is gathering steam at universities all over Britain

Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled

Michael Dobbs’s diary: Talking House of Cards with President Xi

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I’m a lucky man. My novel House of Cards transformed my life, yet I wrote it almost by accident nearly…

Stepford students’ new target: other Stepford students

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Politically correct students are now falling victim to the censorious climate they helped create

There’s a right way to lose at the Oxford Union. I did the wrong way

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The way not to win a debate at the Oxford Union, I’ve just discovered, is to start your speech with…

Spectator letters: A history of Stepford Students; Brendan Behan and Joan Littlewood; and the Army’s tour of Pakistan

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Silencing students Sir: The Stepford Students (22 November) are nothing new. The NUS-inspired ‘No Platform’ policy has been used to…