Features

An illiberal network of activists and quangos threatens our cherished academic freedom

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

We used to love filling our homes with possessions. Now, less is more — indeed, it’s everything

Brexit showed the ruling elite is still terrified by Trotsky’s ideas of working class upheaval

The Western powers should beware making belligerent threats they cannot back up

Douglas Murray refuses to mourn the death of the gay novel — a genre that was once ghettoised has joined the mainstream

Daniel Johnson says Spanish imperialism left a legacy defying simplistic analysis

The Freedom of Information Act was supposed to guarantee honesty and transparency in government, but has ensured that controversial decisions will be forever shrouded in secrecy

Michael Coren was a conservative Catholic who was forced to reevaluate everything he publicly stood for

Charles Saumarez Smith on the campaign to save the historic London foundry that produced both Big Ben and the Liberty Bell

Articulate with cross-generational appeal: Graham Stewart wonders if this non-politician could take on the Scots Nats

Peter Hitchens says Covid masks are a potent symbol of the West’s headlong flight from Enlightenment values

Adam LeBor traces the American influences behind Jean Monnet, the man who reshaped Europe