What’s going wrong in Britain’s mosques?

Ed Husain’s Among the Mosques explores our diverse and divided Muslim communities.

Contributions to books

I have contributed chapters to several books. These include “Der Lockdown und die Einsamkeit” (The lockdown and loneliness) in a special edition of Novo, a German publication published in 2021; a chapter on London’s financial services to London After Recession Ashgate 2012) and a chapter on “Is Japan different?” to Cultural Differences, Media Memories (Cassell, 1997). The latter was reprinted in Modern Japanese… Continue reading Contributions to books

Making sense of Hannah Arendt

A new biography illuminates this most complex of political thinkers.

Will green jobs save us?

At the annual Battle of Ideas festival in London I debated whether “green jobs” can help Britain escape from its quagmire.

Israel is no Goliath

Western critics inflate Israel’s power and ignore the strength of the threat it faces.

The origins of lockdown

Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism sheds light on today’s socially isolated world This article was first published in spiked on 2 July 2021. Can we understand the extensive range of draconian measures designed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic as being, in some way, totalitarian? By any historical standard, these measures were certainly hugely repressive. Although they varied from… Continue reading The origins of lockdown

The Palestinian tragedy

Hamas has turned a national liberation movement into never-ending jihad against Israel

Beyond Confrontation: a true internationalism

Phil Mullan provides a vital critique of the globalism of Western elites, and the insular nationalism of their opponents

The ‘reset’ we really need

Forget a ‘green industrial revolution’ we need a massive boost to productivity

Germany: a model nation for anti-democrats

John Kampfner’s Why the Germans Do It Better extols the worst aspect of modern Germany.