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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Never mind meritocracy; all that matters is what categories you fall into by accident of birth
By Lionel Shriver
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?
Biden commands trillions in the way previous presidents have commanded billions
Masochists of the West, unite!
Such payments would bolster the far-right, inflame racial resentment and sanction the concept of heritable guilt
The tragedy in Atlanta seems weirder than the pat version about prejudice promoted in the news
Who fears a society that hates itself?
Our monetary bubble is about to burst
Open letters have become ransom notes
Beware the linguistic Trojan horse
The true cost of make-believe money
The Supreme Court and the trouble with affirmative action
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