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Lionel Shriver

Education

America’s war on words

One of the delights of this wholesale lingual slaughter is that the wokies are starting to ban their own jargon

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Is our Ukrainian optimism misplaced?

Outright defeat in Ukraine would finish Putin. He will throw the kitchen sink at this war

By Lionel Shriver

China

China’s Covid Christmas

Xi Jinping is facing down his nemesis — and the pesky, invisible speck is winning

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

What Trump really wants

He liked the title, the attention. He didn’t like the job

By Lionel Shriver

Politics

The disastrous Kamala Harris

The VP is not merely an atrocious speaker. She’s not merely dense. She’s lazy

By Lionel Shriver

Economics

Money is rotting

If emergency measures continue long enough, they start to seem totally normal

By Lionel Shriver

Education

Should failing students really graduate as doctors?

None of us wants to be operated on by a surgeon who failed organic chemistry

By Lionel Shriver

Europe

Not all Americans are so crass

Is it asking too much for you to shut up about colonialism for a mere ten days of official mourning?

By Lionel Shriver

Culture

The age of the anti-natalists

There’s something nihilistic about a culture that no longer cares about bringing new life into the world

By Lionel Shriver

Economics

The case for hiking interest rates

It’s often said that inflation is a tax, but it’s worse than that. It’s theft

By Lionel Shriver

Policy

Why I was almost thrown out of South Africa

I came within a hair’s breadth of being sent back to London for an insensible infraction

By Lionel Shriver

Education

America has betrayed its young

Never mind meritocracy; all that matters is what categories you fall into by accident of birth

By Lionel Shriver

Culture

Why would so few Americans defend their country?

In a war, 38 percent of Americans would pile their SUVs high and join tailbacks for Canada or Mexico

By Lionel Shriver

Economics

Our monetary bubble is about to burst

Central banks are riding to the rescue on those miniature ponies that come up to your waist

By Lionel Shriver

Law

The Supreme Court and the trouble with affirmative action

Too many Americans in positions of authority have been put there for the wrong reasons

By Lionel Shriver

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