Nicholas Farrell

Nicholas Farrell, author of Mussolini: A New Life (Phoenix), and a Chronicles contributor who also writes for The Spectator.

Latest by Nicholas Farrell in Chronicles

  • Farage’s European Victory Upends British Politics
    Correspondence
    July 14, 2019

    Farage’s European Victory Upends British Politics

    When the 751 Members of the new European Parliament (MEPs) gather in the French city of Strasbourg on July 2, the largest national group present in all the EU will be the MEPs of Britain’s new Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage.

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  • Notre Dame and the Lost ‘Means of Culture’
    Correspondence
    June 17, 2019

    Notre Dame and the Lost ‘Means of Culture’

    The fire that gutted Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris during Holy Week was no doubt caused by nothing more banal than negligent builders doing restoration work on the roof. Nevertheless it compelled all of us to search for a deeper explanation.

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  • The Little Guy and the Right
    Society & Culture
    May 4, 2019

    The Little Guy and the Right

    To judge from what is going on in Italy, the only major European country where populists are in power, right-wing populism works, but left-wing populism does not.

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  • Culture Wars!
    Correspondence
    April 7, 2019

    Culture Wars!

    The bitter war of words that has taken place the best part of this past year between France and Italy culminated in the French government taking the extraordinary step of withdrawing its ambassador to Rome in February.

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  • Steve Bannon’s Gladiator School: A View From Within
    Correspondence
    March 7, 2019

    Steve Bannon’s Gladiator School: A View From Within

    Here, in this huge deserted monastery founded in 1204, which has 15,000 square meters of roof, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and the former chief executive of Breitbart News, Stephen K. Bannon, has founded what he told me will become “a gladiator school for culture warriors.”

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