Toby Young

Toby Young is the co-author of What Every Parent Needs to Know and the co-founder of several free schools. In addition to being an associate editor of The Spectator, he is an associate editor of Quillette. Follow him on Twitter @toadmeister

Art

Why on earth did I volunteer to do stand-up?

There were two points when I couldn’t remember what came next and just plunged forward

By Toby Young

Art

Even the Oscars after-parties have lost their shine

Hollywood celebrities talk a big game in public, but in private they enjoy letting their hair down

By Toby Young

Climate doomsayers keep putting sell-by dates on their credibility

I do wish we would take them a smidgen less seriously when they turn out to be wrong — as they always do

By Toby Young

Education

So you’ve been canceled. Here’s how to fight back

Let’s make 2020 the year cancel culture gets canceled

By Toby Young

George Orwell would have been a Brexiteer

What Orwell would have disapproved of is the Maoist climate of intolerance sweeping through our institutions

By Toby Young

Education

2019 was not a good year for freedom of speech

Is everything rosy in the groves of academe?

By Toby Young

Art

I’ve found the perfect family film (eventually)

Getting everyone to agree on a film to watch is always tricky in the Young household

By Toby Young

Home

Christmas with my brother

Chris has been institutionalized since he was a teenager, either in hospitals or care homes

By Toby Young

Home

How could any woman fail to be won over by my new cinema room?

‘No, thanks,’ my wife said, ‘I prefer the television’

By Toby Young

Education

The real reason for college food fights

Scarcely a month passes without a food-related scandal causing uproar on campus

By Toby Young

Prince Andrew should have married someone like my wife

‘It’s as if alienating 99 percent of the country isn’t enough for you’

By Toby Young

Education

Why are young people so left-wing?

Left-wing professors think it’s their responsibility to open their students’ eyes to injustice

By Toby Young

Internet

The Intellectual Dark Web is more liberal than you’d think

Most of us hold opinions that 70 years ago would have placed us to the left of the Overton window

By Toby Young

Education

Colleges should be ‘islands of excellence’

Scarcely a month passes without some distinguished professor being targeted for defenestration

By Toby Young

Books

Two faces of a single calamity: how the war against inequality backfired dramatically

The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite by Daniel Markovitz reviewed

By Toby Young

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