Lionel Shriver

Science & Tech

E-everything is heading your way

These e-people are even more blithely oblivious of traffic laws than the troglodytes in Lycra

By Lionel Shriver

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The COVID pantomime at my father’s memorial

The Grand Neurosis that gripped the Big Apple in 2020 is showing the sharpness of its talons

By Lionel Shriver

Science & Tech

Why vaccine passports are pointless

If both classes of citizen can still get and spread the virus, vaccination is not an act of noble altruism

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Immigration is Joe Biden’s Achilles heel

The President has effectively helicoptered ‘Welcome to the United States!’ flyers all over Latin America

By Lionel Shriver

Science & Tech

The strange theater of mask-wearing

Why would we go back to interacting with fellow humans as if they’re anything other than repulsive?

By Lionel Shriver

Economics

The true cost of make-believe money

Biden commands trillions in the way previous presidents have commanded billions

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Who fears a society that hates itself?

Masochists of the West, unite!

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

The case against reparations for slavery

Such payments would bolster the far-right, inflame racial resentment and sanction the concept of heritable guilt

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

The one story the media wishes to tell America about itself

The tragedy in Atlanta seems weirder than the pat version about prejudice promoted in the news

By Lionel Shriver

Education

Beware the linguistic Trojan horse

Print dictionaries used to act as drags on popular misunderstandings (no, ‘notorious’ does not mean ‘famous’)

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

For Democrats, the Capitol assault was the gift that keeps on giving

It must be thrilling to have your opponents do so much heavy lifting for your own team

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

No one wins in the race race

Biden’s picks for cabinet and staff have been scrutinized almost solely in accordance with their ‘diversity’

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

We need a dose of vaccine realism

I’m a professional party-pooper

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

The American public is surprisingly conservative

For the most part, the political mainstream is still reasonable, moderate and sane

By Lionel Shriver

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