Brendan O’Neill

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Everybody’s Morrissey Nowadays

The Smiths kicked against the ethos of the '80s---but their singer's attitude is all too common now.
Brendan O’Neill January 10, 2014

Britain Abolishes Itself

Traditions working-class and aristocratic fade in Cameron’s UK.
Brendan O’Neill July 30, 2012

Down on the Upside

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, Matt Ridley, Harper, 448 pages
Brendan O’Neill August 1, 2010

Sinister ’70s

Strange Days Indeed: The 1970s: The Golden Age of Paranoia, Francis Wheen, PublicAffairs, 352 pages
Brendan O’Neill March 1, 2010

Green-Industrial Complex

The word “environmentalist” usually conjures images of dreadlocked campaigners in tie-dyed T-shirts who eat only organic muesli and never…
Brendan O’Neill August 1, 2009

Burdening Israel

The weight of being the bulwark of civilization
Brendan O’Neill March 9, 2009

Radical Chic

Why liberals love Tibet
Brendan O’Neill September 8, 2008

Make the World Safe for Hope

Can Barack Obama, who campaigns as an icon of peace, actually be more bellicose than Bush? Yes, he can.
Brendan O’Neill February 25, 2008