Language

Jonathon Green wonders if, despite this being a fascinating book, the author has set herself up for defeat

The whole history of the West is — to confound the simplicities of the woke — one gigantic act of “cultural appropriation”

Nick Cohen compiles a phrase book for neophyte runners

We need to mind our language when describing those with whom we disagree

Loneliness is not just a side-effect of Coronavirus: it’s been here for a while

Diversity is our strength? Or has history shown us otherwise?

Twitter’s engineers agree that prejudice is hard-coded in our language

In politics, narrative is now less synonymous with events than with their exposure as a pack of lies

Dominic Hilton has more trouble with English than Spanish in Argentina

There is bugger-all to celebrate. So create a rich vocabulary of despondency