Lionel Shriver

Education

Open letters have become ransom notes

Online diatribes decry a university’s shabby racial record and issue the now-standard list of demands

By Lionel Shriver

Internet

The vanity of ‘white guilt’

We’re making a spectacle of shame

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Marching against racism is too easy

What we need is practical change

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

I am steeped in dread. I foresee months, if not years, of inane gesturing towards ‘safety’ that makes no appreciable difference to the nation’s health

By Lionel Shriver

Internet

Real problems erase fake ones

Should unemployment skyrocket in the US, the fracas over Confederate monuments will evaporate

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Whatever happened to dissent?

The British have bought the lockdown hook, line and non-thinker

By Lionel Shriver

The longer lockdown continues, the more imperiled we become

A broke society is a violent society

By Lionel Shriver

Books

Why Hachette were wrong to drop Woody Allen’s memoir

Publishing is now a bottom-up, populist industry in which an army of 12-year-old editorial assistants enjoy a veto over the catalog

By Lionel Shriver

Books

I won’t read American Dirt — but not because the author has the wrong skin color

You can’t own stories. You can’t patent topics and classes of character

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

Is ‘Mini Mike’ a growing threat to Trump?

Rather than rooting for a revolution, most Democrats yearn to give CNN a rest and go back to reruns of Friends

By Lionel Shriver

Education

Asians are doing too well — they must be stopped

The Asian American success story catastrophically undermines the assumptions behind affirmative action

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Dear Nigel Farage: don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

At this point, to hold out for a ‘clean’ exit that’s never going to happen is to embrace defeat

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Even in New York they’re going nuts over Brexit

The many arguments for and against are immaterial. All that matters is who wins

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

The people put Trump in power. Best, then, that the people oust him

By Lionel Shriver

Art

The abject stupidity of the Arnautoff murals debacle

Don’t blame snowflakes – grown-ups are the idiots

By Lionel Shriver

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