Standpoint

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In a market swamped by the journalistic equivalent of fast food, Standpoint offers the discerning reader a feast of great writing. Its core mission is to celebrate our civilization, its arts and its values — in particular democracy, debate and freedom of speech — at a time when they are under threat.

Standpoint provides an opportunity for a fresh, truly international cast of writers to explore the timely and the timeless. It offers a guide for those perplexed by the 21st century and a running commentary for those who are happy to embrace it.

In a world of rapid change, Standpoint is an indispensable resource and companion.

In the trial issue Daniel Johnson interviews the new leader of the English Catholic Church, Archbishop Vincent Nichols; Why the Afghanistan appeasers are wrong, Michael Nazir-Ali believes that military disengagement will only mean victory for the extremists; and the French path of most Resistance, Julian Jackson examines the conflicts and collusions of the wartime underground.

In the columns, Tim Congdon asks if Ben Bernanke has forgotten Milton Friedman’s message; Michael Burleigh speaks up against the academic hegemony of the Left; Douglas Murray is bored to death in Brussels; and Emanuele Ottolenghi says we can forget about peace in the Middle East this year.

Regular features include Counterpoints, Civilisations (Book, Film, Art and Theatre reviews), Drawing Board, Overrated/Underrated and much more...

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Return of the Native: Richard Griffiths on the treatment of wartime collaborators then and now // Michael Mosbacher on Theresa May's Brexit blunders // Daniel Johnson: My father Paul Johnson's dementia // Jonathan Meades: The joy of eating dogs // Plus: Spring books

Subjects: Culture, News, Politics

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In a market swamped by the journalistic equivalent of fast food, Standpoint offers the discerning reader a feast of great writing. Its core mission is to celebrate our civilization, its arts and its values — in particular democracy, debate and freedom of speech — at a time when they are under threat.

Standpoint provides an opportunity for a fresh, truly international cast of writers to explore the timely and the timeless. It offers a guide for those perplexed by the 21st century and a running commentary for those who are happy to embrace it.

In a world of rapid change, Standpoint is an indispensable resource and companion.

In the trial issue Daniel Johnson interviews the new leader of the English Catholic Church, Archbishop Vincent Nichols; Why the Afghanistan appeasers are wrong, Michael Nazir-Ali believes that military disengagement will only mean victory for the extremists; and the French path of most Resistance, Julian Jackson examines the conflicts and collusions of the wartime underground.

In the columns, Tim Congdon asks if Ben Bernanke has forgotten Milton Friedman’s message; Michael Burleigh speaks up against the academic hegemony of the Left; Douglas Murray is bored to death in Brussels; and Emanuele Ottolenghi says we can forget about peace in the Middle East this year.

Regular features include Counterpoints, Civilisations (Book, Film, Art and Theatre reviews), Drawing Board, Overrated/Underrated and much more...

  • First Issue: June 2008
  • Latest Issue: April 2019
  • Issue Count: 110
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6804

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