Oliver Wiseman

Oliver Wiseman was the US Editor of The Critic from 2019 to 2021

Potatoes were hyped as the key to a well-nourished populace by the European intelligentsia in the 1700s

America’s religious right questions the deals it has cut

The New York Times columnist updates his arguments for a country rocked by pandemic and protest

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