Michael Collins

Michael Collins is the author of The Likes Of Us, a biography of the white working class. He has written for The Observer, The Guardian, TLS, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the New Statesman and Prospect.

Facts are overlooked in American Utopia’s HBO concert film to accommodate the systemic white racism narrative

Our way of death has become increasingly mawkish. Far better to opt for a swift cremation, without frills or power ballads

Why is the American south still regarded as repository for all the shortcomings of America?

It’s double standards that the killing of white schoolboy Richard Everitt achieved none of the notoriety of Stephen Lawrence’s death

The coming of age genre is experiencing a renaissance

The news is bad, but on Del Rey’s watch the poetry is sometimes pretty good, and getting better

Rejoice, Ripley is back! But why are we so drawn to Patricia Highsmith’s anti-hero?

The Black Lives Matter movement’s ideology is at odds with much of what the Anglican church holds dear

The demonisation of the white working class becomes more overt by the day. They are being airbrushed from history