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A black hero for guilty whites

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

Read my review in the spiked review of books, here.

After Charleston: a show of common humanity

Church Shooting Aftermath - Charleston

No, Dylann Roof’s act of nihilism was not ‘the real America’.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Rachel Dolezal: Desperately seeking victim status

NAACP Leader Racial Questions

The Dolezal story exposes the disturbing influence of identity politics.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

"My Title IX inquisition," Chronicle of Higher Education, by Laura Kipnis

"Pre-traumatic stress disorder," City Journal, by Theodore Dalrymple

"The changing geography of racial opportunity," Real Clear Politics, by Joel Kotkin

"Frenemies: The combative camaraderie of Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley, Jr.," The New Yorker, by Thomas Mallon

"The United States of diversity," Commentary, by Charles Murray

"Myths and morals: A conversation with Edward Mendelson," Prospect, by Jonathan Derbyshire

"A plea for culinary modernism," Jacobin, by Rachel Laudan

Boycotting the boycotters: The wrong way to oppose BDS


Clamping down on BDS will only fuel its intolerant campaign.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Recent articles of note

"Not running, but fleeing: With rare exceptions, America's young are turning their backs on politics," The Economist

"The green behind California's Greens," City Journal, by Steven Malanga

"How your hometown affects your chances of marriage," New York Times, by David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy

"The new Jews of Harvard's admissions," Wall Street Journal, by Jason Riley

"What did race mean to W.E.B. DuBois?" Dissent, Timothy Shenk [interview with Kwame Anthony Appiah about Appiah's new book Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity]

"Bin Ladin's bookshelf," Office of the Director of National Intelligence

"The culture of criticism: what do we owe the Enlightenment?" New Republic, by Jacob Soll [review of The Enlightenment: A History of an Idea, by Vincenzo Ferrone]

"The Culture Wars invade science fiction," Wall Street Journal, by Michael Rapoport

"My students need trigger warnings," New Republic, by Aaron R. Hanlon


Riots in Baltimore: A crisis of authority

National Guard Activated To Calm Tensions In Baltimore In Wake Of Riots After Death Of Freddie Gray

The instability points to a moral vacuum in America’s inner cities.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Rolling Stone and UVA: More than a failure of journalism

UVa Fraternity Rolling Stone

The real problem is the unhinged moral panic about rape on campus.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Selma 50 years on: Why King’s dream still matters


Today’s new racialists are judging people on the colour of their skin.

Read my spiked article in full here.

Why frat boys, even racist ones, should have free speech

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Racist views can only be tackled through open debate, not censorship.

Read my spiked article in full here.

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