David Smith reminisces on his relationship with John McCain

My time as the first foreign broadcaster accredited to Mao’s China

From bonding over jokes about Jesuit teachers to becoming a persona non grata, David Smith recalls his relationship with Robert Mugabe

Despite dying suddenly and younger than many of his contemporaries, Robert Fisk undoubtedly outlived his era

Hannah Betts has a fashion-defying weak spot for empowering altitudes

Dominic Lawson reviews 10,000 Not Out: The History of The Spectator, 1828-2020 by David Butterfield

What’s not newsworthy about fascists, Islamists, grooming and death threats to journalists?

The JC is halfway between a shul and a shvitz

A libel claim to be considered this week not only threatens the claimant’s reputation, but also the precedent of the public interest test

David Goodhart wishes The Critic every success