Friday, 13 April 2018

Science fiction might be popular, but is it clever?

“Science fiction is such a hopelessly vague label,” said Kingsley Amis in a fascinating conversation with C.S. Lewis, (which can..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 13 April 2018

Reaction Weekend - your weekly dose of culture and ideas

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Centrists need a Macron-style rethink

Attempts are being made to reinvigorate the centre of British politics with a new party. “Potential policy proposals include asking..

By Alastair Benn


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Jeremy Corbyn isn't even a proper leftie

Mao once said: “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer, which we use to crush the enemy.” Now I..

By Alastair Benn


Friday, 30 March 2018

Review: Joan Baez's 'Whistle Down the Wind'

Joan Baez had to grow up in public. At the age of 18, she played in front of 10,000 people..

By Alastair Benn


Thursday, 29 March 2018

Corbyn's association with anti-Semitism is rooted in hatred of the West

I spent last week in tranquil North Norfolk with its little villages, big skies, muddy fields and sea-shell beaches. I..

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff discusses the threat of a resurgent Russia

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Monday, 12 March 2018

Hard Remainers don't know a thing about Europe

Over the last week, we have been told repeatedly that European politics is consensus-based, reasonable, respects ‘complexity’ (never mind the..

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Saturday, 10 March 2018

In conversation with novelist Helen Dale

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