Toby Guise

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Toby Guise is a London-based writer specialising in political culture. He also writes comment for The American Conservative, Taki's Mag, and Tablet Magazine; and arts for the FT, The Spectator and others. His novel The Gold Sands is available on Amazon.


Friday, 11 October 2019

The doomsday incantations of Extinction Rebellion are rooted in spiritual longing

The sight of a well-dressed Extinction Rebellion member grounding a commercial airliner at London City Airport brought to mind a …

By Toby Guise



Friday, 27 September 2019

Lost Classic: Satan in Goray, by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Satan in Goray is a study of what happens when people try “to resolve a hundred dilemmas …

By Toby Guise



Saturday, 21 September 2019

Lost Classic - Eastern Approaches, by Fitzroy Maclean

One of the keys to Britain’s success has been its ability to harness the energy of a particular type: the …

By Toby Guise



Friday, 13 September 2019

Lost Classic - The Lost Weekend

We live in a society dominated by healthism. Yet this modern puritanism suffers from a paradox: the more unrealistic the …

By Toby Guise



Friday, 6 September 2019

Lost Classic: Henry Root, model for Nigel Farage

What does Nigel Farage read? Like a true populist, he is wary of citing political influences which may later prove …

By Toby Guise



Friday, 23 August 2019

The wokeing of the Windsors is a #MeToo moment for normal people

The wedding of Harry and Meghan was supposed to hold a mirror up to a modern world in which anyone …

By Toby Guise



Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Gamesmanship: Boris is using the School for Scoundrels playbook

Next time you are out on your bicycle and a Lycra-wearing Superman pulls up next to you at the lights, …

By Toby Guise



Friday, 7 June 2019

A certain sort of Englishness - the Serpentine Swimming Club

The Serpentine Swimming Club – which meets every morning of the year in Hyde Park – epitomises a certain sort …

By Toby Guise



Friday, 31 May 2019

Lost Classic: The Italians, by Luigi Barzini

If you are going to Italy this summer – even for the tenth time – you need a copy of …

By Toby Guise