United States

Despite everything, America is beautiful — especially at West Point

18 November 2017 9:00 am

What is left to say after the church shooting in the Home of the Depraved? Those killed in Texas included…

Trump hasn’t drained the swamp – he’s put the military in charge of it

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Trump hasn’t ‘drained the swamp’ – he’s put the military in charge of it

You’re fired! Donald Trump’s theatrics vs political reality

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s theatrics vs political reality

Democracy is dead

5 August 2017 9:00 am

I’ve stayed far away from the new barbarians with their choppers, tank-like cars, home theatres on board, and fridge-shaped super…

A new wave of dynasties — and their hangers-on — is taking over

27 May 2017 9:00 am

A new wave of dynasties – and their hangers-on – is taking over

If Donald Trump is listening to his generals, that’s great news for Britain

15 April 2017 9:00 am

‘Great Britain has lost an Empire and not yet found a role’. Fifty-five years on, Dean Acheson’s remark has not…

Sana Krasikov

Is The Patriots the 21st century’s Doctor Zhivago?

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Trailing rave US reviews, fan letters from Yann Martel and Khaled Hosseini and a reputation as ‘Doctor Zhivago for the…

There’s only one way for America to be safe now – join the war and win

11 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The revelation of Germany to the United States’, 10 March 1917: Even if Mr Wilson stops short at his present…

Make drugs dull: legalising cannabis the Canadian way

11 March 2017 9:00 am

A former police chief on fighting cannabis by legalising it

Trump’s real strategy for facing Putin: speak softly and buy more nukes

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has not lost his capacity to surprise: few would have bet on him starting his address to Congress…

Star power

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump and the end of the age of celebrity

1917: The Americans are coming!

25 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘What will the United States do?’, The Spectator, 24 February 1917: It may be that the congestion of American…

Labour third behind Tories and Ukip among working-class voters, says poll

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Home The Queen opened a new National Cyber Security Centre in London. Britain’s contribution to Nato has fallen below the…

Trump really could crush Isis. But what happens next could be worse

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Trump is determined to crush the Islamic State. He should beware: what comes next could be worse

Commons Speaker John Bercow takes a bold stand against Donald Trump

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Home John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, said he was ‘strongly opposed’ to an address being made…

Britain and American falling out is ‘a thing contrary to Nature’

11 February 2017 9:00 am

From ‘The United States and Britain’, The Spectator, 10 February 1917: It would be easy to write down a hundred…

My advice to Trump: study President Nixon’s fall

11 February 2017 9:00 am

When I was young my recurring nightmare was that I would die and be reincarnated as a polo pony. I…

Donald Trump could be America’s Nero — if we’re lucky

4 February 2017 9:00 am

A Washington Post interview with ‘senior officials’ in the Trump White House reveals that ‘Trump… feels demoralised that the public’s…

What No. 10 has learned about dealing with the Donald

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Imagine if Donald Trump declared that Islam had ‘no place’ in his country, or proposed banning the burqa ‘wherever legally…

Donald Trump’s wrong about the Waverly Inn. That doesn’t make it good

4 February 2017 9:00 am

The Waverly Inn is the house restaurant of Vanity Fair magazine in New York City. It is part-owned by Graydon…

Nigel Farage's groupies party in DC

28 January 2017 9:00 am

On Wednesday afternoon I went to the British embassy in Washington for ‘a tea and champagne reception’ to mark the…

Sorry, President Trump, but ‘carnage’ means there has to be blood

28 January 2017 9:00 am

‘This carnage stops here,’ declared the headline in the Daily Telegraph, quoting President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech. My husband tried…

Why does America inaugurate its presidents in January?

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Starting cold Why is US Presidential Inauguration Day always on 20 January? — The date was moved from 4 March…

Greyish guacamole and old-tasting beef: welcome to the Trump Grill

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Trump Tower sits between Gucci and Tiffany on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It looks like infant Lego, the…

Monte dei Paschi is everything that’s gone wrong with banking

7 January 2017 9:00 am

The headline business story of the holiday season was the latest bailout of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. This…