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The Moral High Ground

The greatest generation are all dead. We, their children and grandchildren, all too often tell variations of a similar story: sorting...

Who Guards the Guardian

George Monbiot’s proposal that the government should clamp down on Covid lies (Guardian Opinion, 27 January) is clearly well-intentioned....

The Lunacy of the Lockdown Left

At first it seemed puzzling. Why did so many of those on the Left who were eager to condemn Boris Johnson as a Fascist when he won the...

The Centre Ground

Politics is boring, or, at least, it ought to be. The alternative to boredom has all too frequently been terror, in which grey suits are...

Conspicuous Caring

“I know there are people in the world who do not love their fellow human beings,” remarked Tom Lehrer in the introduction to “National...

A Shameful Conquest

In Saki’s 1913 novel, When William Came, Murray Yeovil returns from a long convalescence in Russia to find England under German...