Oliver Wiseman

Oliver Wiseman is the US Editor of The Critic.

The Dude, Walter Sobchak and the true nature of the Trump presidency

Both US parties are seeking to be tough on Beijing — but at what cost?

Introducing a new newsletter from our US Editor

Lockdowns are about communication not coercion

The gap between front row and back row America feels as wide as ever

A vigorous debate is under way about the future of the American right — and it is a mistake to question its survival

An interview with the man who saw it coming

Waiting for a pandemic in West Virginia

November will be a referendum on Trump’s handling of the present crisis

Kanye West was mocked for rediscovering faith, but he has genuine concerns about the modern world he helped fashion