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Lionel Shriver

Europe

Not all Americans are so crass

Is it asking too much for you to shut up about colonialism for a mere ten days of official mourning?

By Lionel Shriver

Culture

The age of the anti-natalists

There’s something nihilistic about a culture that no longer cares about bringing new life into the world

By Lionel Shriver

Economics

The case for hiking interest rates

It’s often said that inflation is a tax, but it’s worse than that. It’s theft

By Lionel Shriver

Policy

Why I was almost thrown out of South Africa

I came within a hair’s breadth of being sent back to London for an insensible infraction

By Lionel Shriver

Education

America has betrayed its young

Never mind meritocracy; all that matters is what categories you fall into by accident of birth

By Lionel Shriver

Culture

Why would so few Americans defend their country?

In a war, 38 percent of Americans would pile their SUVs high and join tailbacks for Canada or Mexico

By Lionel Shriver

Economics

Our monetary bubble is about to burst

Central banks are riding to the rescue on those miniature ponies that come up to your waist

By Lionel Shriver

Law

The Supreme Court and the trouble with affirmative action

Too many Americans in positions of authority have been put there for the wrong reasons

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Immigration payouts are a re-gift to Donald Trump

Most Americans don’t fancy rewarding the violation of their immigration laws

By Lionel Shriver

Television

My advice to Dave Chappelle

Defensiveness is a strategic mistake

By 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

Home

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

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