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The lesson of 2022: energy is our lifeblood

The Ukraine war reminds us we need it in abundance, whether we like it or not

By Spectator Editorial

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Diary

Life at Fox is wonderful

Larry Kudlow on cable news, converting to Catholicism and why Biden will fail

By Larry Kudlow

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Policy

The West is on the road to energy ruin

Green policies have crippled Europe. They will do the same to America

By Emmet Penney

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Economics

A nation of quitters

Even after the pandemic, many Americans are sitting on the sidelines of the economy

By Nicholas Eberstadt

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Education

Augustus and a lesson in self-publicity

Augustus ruled the Roman empire from 27 BC to AD 14 and was the longest serving of the roughly seventy emperors of the Western empire

By Peter Jones

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Science & Tech

Where in the world is Greta Thunberg?

She was missing recently from the UN. Is she due for a rebrand?

By Chadwick Moore

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Economics

Is America entering a new age of democratic capitalism?

The contours of a post-pandemic economy are becoming clear

By Joel Kotkin

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Culture

She was the Queen of the West

Elizabeth II was the embodiment of certain Western values close to my heart

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Business

The fall of the Birkin bag

The luxury handbag is at odds with the TikTok age

By Kara Kennedy

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International

Welcome to the age of nuclear blackmail

In Taiwan and Ukraine, we are at the start of a perilous new era

By Michael R. Auslin

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Europe

What kind of king will Charles III be?

The early signs are that kingship suits the new monarch

By Harry Mount

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Campaign 2022

How the midterm polls became Democratic fan fiction

Psephologists of the world unite: you have nothing to lose but your fibs!

By Roger Kimball

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Russia

What price must the West pay for Crimea?

We cannot leave the most consequential decisions for humanity to be made by Moscow

By Daniel McCarthy

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Science & Tech

The radical alternative to a hospital birth

Some women are forgoing medical care entirely and giving birth at home unassisted

By Birdie Hall

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Politics

The Christian nationalism boogeyman

The left’s latest panic has obscured the GOP’s rising secularism

By Matt Purple

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Media

What the Atlantic got wrong about trans sports

‘Trust the science’ and all that

By Jesse Singal

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Culture

It’s the parallel economy, stupid!

When they said ‘build your own internet,’ some conservatives took it seriously

By Bridget Phetasy

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Culture

Have we finally reached Peak Pride?

Gay pride has been very much on my mind lately

By James Kirchick

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Politics

Pat Buchanan and thirty years of culture wars

Why his call to arms still resonates today

By Ben Domenech

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Business

The deep sleep state

Bureaucrats have become addicted to working (or not) from home

By Billy McMorris

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Business

The myth of the career woman

Contrary to popular belief, most working women are not putting their careers ahead of love, marriage and motherhood

By Melanie Notkin

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Science & Tech

Will the opioid enablers ever pay?

Big Pharma created a vast market of addicted consumers

By Chris Mondics

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Books + Arts

Book Review

The prodigal daughter

Mussolini’s Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe by Caroline Moorehead reviewed

By Anne Sebba

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Book Review

Nick Cave’s musings on life, death and creativity

Faith, Hope and Carnage by Nick Cave and Seán O’Hagan reviewed

By Alexander Larman

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Book Review

The bookish life of John Carey

Sunday Best: 80 Great Books from a Lifetime of Reviews by John Carey reviewed

By D.J. Taylor

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Book Review

Oscar Hammerstein’s letters of note

The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II reviewed

By Christopher Bray

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Book Review

Living one’s best life

It helps to have a soft spot for life-wisdom books

By Anna Gát

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Book Review

A comedian explains how to quit social media

James Acaster has not stopped exploring where he might want to go

By J. Grant Addison

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Exhibitions

Dawn party

The Whitney Museum is digging back to the dawn of American Modernism

By Mario Naves

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Exhibitions

A chronicler of enormities

Leonard Baskin was not to everyone’s taste, and the feeling was mutual

By Franklin Einspruch

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Architecture

The buildings Richard Nickel championed

None were so dear to him as architect Louis Sullivan’s

By William Newton

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Television

The heart of The Rings of Power

Amazon’s Tolkien adaptation does justice to the aesthetics as well as the ethics of his world

By Hannah Long

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Theater

Is this Tom Stoppard’s last act?

If Leopoldstadt does not convince the theatergoing public, then what will?

By Robert S. Erickson

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Film

At eighty, Casablanca embodies Hollywood high style

The movie still resonates with viewers even to this day

By Peter Tonguette

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Life

High Life

I’m a one-woman man

I think I should get an award from some marriage bureau or something

By Taki

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American Life

An LA adventure

Our every visit is scored by songs and films and words disgorged by the world’s entertainment factory

By Bill Kauffman

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And Finally

The changing language of ‘mental health’

In recent years the polite convention has been to talk about mental health. Sometimes it seems that broadcasters speak of little else

By Dot Wordsworth

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Low Life

When the bone pain gets bad, my inner NCO keeps me in check

He gives the order sternly, with unmistakeable undertones of regimental pride

By Jeremy Clarke

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London Life

I was upstaged by Jordan Peterson

My Dinner with Jordan Peterson makes for a better dinner-party story than My Buddy’s Book Launch

By Cosmo Landesman

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Prejudices

The brilliance of British civilization

Ceremony comes naturally to the British; Americans are suspicious of it

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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And Finally

Getting a nose job in Istanbul

I’ve never understood why people are so shy about them

By Kara Kennedy

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Place

Place

Wining and walking in Turin and Genoa

Turin has an easy elegance that speaks to its role as a major center of Italian industry

By Benjamin Riley

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Place

With the vintage car enthusiasts at Lime Rock

A usually quiet town in Connecticut finds autos roaring around the racetrack

By Teresa Mull

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Food + Drink

Food

Lucius Beebe knew how to live

He wrote about good living, which he strove determinedly — often flamboyantly — to practice

By Timothy Jacobson

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Food

An ode to the potato

Is there any comfort food that does it better?

By Jane Stannus

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Drink

My favorite Red Lion pub

Spare a thought, dear Americans, for the British cost-of-drinking crisis

By Freddy Gray

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Food

Serving up a Half Baked Harvest feast

Cooking for my family that night was typically chaotic

By Mary Kate Skehan

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Drink

It’s always time for island wine

Let’s start in Sicily, on the slopes of Mount Etna…

By Roger Kimball

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