Slowly but surely, Britain is turning into America

Slowly but surely, Britain is turning into America

At UnHerd, on the latest depressing political developments. I find the whole thing especially disturbing because I live not far from Cummings, in a neighbouring borough with a similar demographic profile; heavily Remain-voting, left-of-centre and filled with organic bakeries, hot yoga, independent coffee shops and all the other liberal elite status markers that conservative commentators affect to despise. I talk about the area in my book, which is partly about being a small-c… Read on

On health anxiety

On health anxiety

My piece at UnHerd on being a hypochondriac and why coronavirus is bringing it all back. 

The new caste system

The new caste system

Writing at UnHerd, on the idea of flying over 90,000 eastern Europeans to pick fruit.

I miss the culture warriors

I miss the culture warriors

At UnHerd. Farewell to the Age of Narcissism.   

Small Men on the Wrong Side of History published today

Small Men on the Wrong Side of History published today

Available from Amazon  I’ll list any reviews that come in (while obviously just ignoring any bad ones) ‘West’s book stands as a penetrating conservative cultural critique worthy of a Daniel Bell or Christopher Lasch.’ Eric Kaufmann, Financial Times ‘Genuinely funny.’ Washington Examiner ‘Funny, insightful.’ City Journal ‘Insightful, poignant and at times hilarious.’ Matthew Goodwin, Sunday Times ‘An entertaining, wide-ranging defence and… Read on

Small Men on the Wrong Side of History reviewed in the Sunday Times

An ‘insightful, poignant and at times hilarious book’, says Matthew Goodwin. Buy it here.

The strange twilight of British conservatism

The strange twilight of British conservatism

Small Men on the Wrong Side of History reviewed in Catholic Herald This latest book by Ed West comes, therefore, at an opportune time. Small Men on the Wrong Side of History is not a work of political philosophy, but an entertaining, wide-ranging defence and explanation of the conservative way of seeing the world. Alongside some fine knockabout polemic, there is a colourful and lively account of the development of conservatism as a coherent tradition, and… Read on

Why conservatism is doomed

Introducing my book on conservatism pessimism, Small Men on the Wrong Side of History

Why are kids’ books universally woke?

At UnHerd, on children’s books and how they’ve changed. To hear more lamentations about the good old days and how I used to wear an onion in my belt, you can pre-order Small Men on the Wrong Side of History here.

Will coronavirus change the world?

Will coronavirus change the world?

I have a piece at UnHerd on the Black Death and the impact of epidemics on culture and politics. (Obviously COV-19 is going to be somewhat worse than the refular flu, and not as bad as the Spanish flu, I think. I’m not saying it’s anything close to being as bad as plague or smallpox.)