Books & Essays
Books & Essays
8 October 2015

Reclaiming travel... from the snobs

Why have holidays become a marker of people’s virtue?

5 October 2015

Brian Friel: Ireland’s
cultural hero

The late playwright championed Ireland's modern identity.

25 September 2015

Jackie Collins: a better role model than feminists

Here's hoping her rebellious spirit lives on.

22 September 2015

Brian Sewell: a giant among critics

His keen eye and unrivalled knowledge set him apart.

11 September 2015

How the West fuelled the rise of the ‘army of terror’

ISIS cannot be understood outside the context of Western intervention.

7 September 2015

Charles Bukowski: distortion of a dissident poet?

A new Bukowski is set to emerge, free of his editor's heavy hand.

4 September 2015

A black hero for guilty whites

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me offers a disturbing insight into the new racialism.

28 August 2015

Rape culture and the crisis of intimacy

A new book warns of the threats posed by the obsession with rape.

28 August 2015

‘There is a moral case for fossil fuels’

Alex Epstein tells spiked why we need to celebrate our impact on nature.

28 August 2015

The Islamic Republic of France

Michel Houellebecq’s Submission is a powerful novel about the fragility of Western culture.