Articles by Sam Leith
"Here, I thought, is a whole subcategory of vocabulary"
"An influential translator can be the midwife to a whole canon or, for that matter, a whole national literature"
"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