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How we betrayed the Christians of the Arab world

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Christians betrayed Sir: Michael Karam’s article (Ya Allah!, 16 September) is timely. Many Westerners seem to be unaware that there…

How Alexander Chancellor restored The Spectator's greatness

4 February 2017 9:00 am

As he left the editorship of The Spectator in March 1984, Alexander Chancellor wrote in this space: ‘When I joined…

Charles Moore’s Notes: meet the German financier who approves of Brexit

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Mathias Döpfner, the extremely tall, extremely intelligent head of Axel Springer, is unusual in the generally conformist German business elite…

Should I take a hooker to Taki’s 80th birthday party?

1 October 2016 9:00 am

I stood in front of the mirror in the £61-a-night hotel room in Paddington, buttoned my polyester dinner jacket and…

Letters: The Church of England should apologise for abuse accusations

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The C of E should apologise Sir: Peter Hitchens’s article on the allegations against the late Bishop Bell is a…

Modafinil, ladies and gentlemen. Recommended.

19 September 2015 8:00 am

The staples of my daily alcohol consumption on the cruise were champagne, gin, red wine and Polish vodka. One morning…

The only one who set a bad example on the high seas was Taki

12 September 2015 9:00 am

There is something repulsive about the sea, especially when seen from the altitude of the upper decks of a monstrous…

Taki's table talk and my fears about the Spectator cruise

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Last Saturday afternoon, in Venice, 31 Spectator readers, plus Martin Vander Weyer, the great Taki and I came aboard the…

Spectator letters: Atomic morality; Norman Stone on migrants and Greek islands

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The morality of the A bomb Sir: In questioning whether we should celebrate VJ Day (Diary, 15 August), A.N. Wilson…

Letters: The Assad option, and a pre-nup for Taki

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Don’t write off Assad Sir: Ahmed Rashid refers to our ‘Arab allies’ supporting al-Qaeda (‘The plan to back al-Qaeda against…

Spectator letters: How Detroit can really be fixed

4 July 2015 9:00 am

How to fix Detroit Sir: When I last flew over my native Detroit five years ago, vast tracts of it…

Praise, insults, posh gin – and other perils of the book launch

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Rachel Johnson, in last week’s Spectator diary, says that her husband says she only writes a book in order to…

Letters: Booming churches, brilliant Swedes and who gets the VC

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Growing congregations Sir: I would like to take issue with Damian Thompson (‘Crisis of faith’, 13 June) and his assertions…

Spectator letters: Why not vote like Belgians?

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Bees vs Belgians Sir: To answer Rory Sutherland and Glen Weyl’s question: yes, everyone should vote and no, just because…

Spectator letters: Why rural churches are so important, and the best use for them

28 February 2015 9:00 am

The presence of a church Sir: The challenge for the Church of England and the wider community is to ensure…

Letters: Lord Lawson is not banned from the BBC, and Wales is wonderful

19 July 2014 9:00 am

No ban on Lawson Sir: You write that the BBC ‘has effectively banned’ Lord Lawson from items on climate change…

Spectator letters: Interpreting Islam, and Spectator-reading thieves

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Chapter and verse on Islam Sir: Irshad Manji’s generally very sensible article on ‘Reclaiming Islam’ (29 March) suggests using the…

Spectator letters: Interpreting Islam, and Spectator-reading thieves

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Chapter and verse on Islam Sir: Irshad Manji’s generally very sensible article on ‘Reclaiming Islam’ (29 March) suggests using the…

Spectator letters: Slavery continues to this day; and why Russia’s re-emergence as a world power is down to Obama’s apathy

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Slavery isn’t over Sir: I was alarmed to read Taki’s piece in this week’s High Life (8 March) which claimed…

Spectator letters: Wind and bias, and the Scots at war

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Caution over wind Sir: While the broadcast media have assailed their audiences with simplistic yet blanket coverage of the floods…

Spectator letters: Fears for Scotland, and John Cornwell answers Melanie McDonagh

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Save our Scotland Sir: Matthew Parris is quite right to praise Lord Lang’s speech in the Lords on Scottish independence…

Spectator letters: Aid, Arabs and how to spot a gentleman

1 February 2014 9:00 am

The battle over aid Sir: Why Nations Fail, the book rightly lauded in The Spectator (‘Why aid fails’, 25 January),…

Letters: Charles Saatchi's challenge to Taki, and the battle over Benefits Street

25 January 2014 9:00 am

On Benefits Street Sir: Fraser Nelson asserts that people in charities do not want to talk about what life is…

Ryan Gosling couldn’t play Taki better than Taki

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Seduced and Abandoned is both a satire on film-making and a love letter to film-making and a joy. A documentary…

Being blind for 48 hours concentrates the mind

11 May 2013 9:00 am

New York Life is definitely beautiful, as long as one can see, that is, which for two miserable days last…