Our October issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
Is it asking too much for you to shut up about colonialism for a mere ten days of official mourning?
By Lionel Shriver
There’s something nihilistic about a culture that no longer cares about bringing new life into the world
It’s often said that inflation is a tax, but it’s worse than that. It’s theft
I came within a hair’s breadth of being sent back to London for an insensible infraction
Never mind meritocracy; all that matters is what categories you fall into by accident of birth
In a war, 38 percent of Americans would pile their SUVs high and join tailbacks for Canada or Mexico
Central banks are riding to the rescue on those miniature ponies that come up to your waist
Too many Americans in positions of authority have been put there for the wrong reasons
Most Americans don’t fancy rewarding the violation of their immigration laws
Defensiveness is a strategic mistake
Science & Tech
These e-people are even more blithely oblivious of traffic laws than the troglodytes in Lycra
The Grand Neurosis that gripped the Big Apple in 2020 is showing the sharpness of its talons
If both classes of citizen can still get and spread the virus, vaccination is not an act of noble altruism
The President has effectively helicoptered ‘Welcome to the United States!’ flyers all over Latin America
Why would we go back to interacting with fellow humans as if they’re anything other than repulsive?
Who fears a society that hates itself?
Our monetary bubble is about to burst
Beware the linguistic Trojan horse
Open letters have become ransom notes
The true cost of make-believe money
The Supreme Court and the trouble with affirmative action
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.