Articles by Sam Leith
"I want to say we need a liberalism worthy of the name. But before that, we need a name worthy of the concept"
"The cleverest people in the world have worked on Voynich for centuries, and it still defiantly resists interpretation"
The building blocks of Trump-speak are not nouns and verbs
"Green's work on the ruder end of the language spectrum feels especially current now that political debates, both home and abroad, have become so soaked in invective"
That way lies solipsism
A plea for more moderate political language is admirable but doomed to fail
©Shutterstock “Five to me and none to you!” says my son in a tone of innocent and self-delighted gloating. “OK...” “One, two, three,” I say wearily, then shoot my hand out in front of...
©Wachirawt/Emlerkcha/Alamy/Stock photo ("Krabby" Pokemon Go" Character ©Nintendo I was standing on the pavement outside the pub the other night, chatting to my sister-in-law. My brother-in-law...
"Because it's like literature, just not what we think of as literary literature."