The Critic

Hard power is the only currency that is truly respected

Shit, piss and the ever-present threat of violence, as the meek and law-abiding hold back

We are in grave danger of losing our musical marbles

We do not need human rights law to protect human rights or to maintain the rule of law

Rewritten histories of science, outdated religious shibboleths and notorious omissions

Classical music may be the worst casualty of identitarian politics

Record-setting sons and founding fathers

More students have been worse. Some became dons — they have been worse too

Questioning Cameron, cautioning Houellebecq and disputing the image of God

Our worst sin has been to be weak, rather than merely to be wrong