Patrick Allitt


Is America headed for tyranny? It is when the other side's in charge...

For the last 50 years Americans have been decrying the increase of presidential power whenever the party they oppose is…


America’s right still hates Hillary Clinton. And it still can’t stop her

The American right hates Hillary Clinton as much as ever. But that doesn’t mean they know how to stop her


Revenge of the Clintons

Hillary is still the Republicans’ worst nightmare, and she’s not going away

Right thinking

David Frum has spoken for American conservatism for a generation – now he despairs of it


Elephant trap

The three leading Republican candidates for the US presidential race all look certain to fail


Travel Extra: Cruise – Breaking the ice

Alaska is best seen by ship, says Patrick Allitt – just so long as you choose the right season

Preaching to the converted

Loudly and eccentrically religious candidates represent the Republicans’ best chance of losing to Obama


At war with the Greeks

America’s love of the ancient republics has had military consequences in the present


Get ready for Bush III

John Ellis ‘Jeb’ Bush insists he doesn’t want to run for president. Don’t believe a word of it


The great American melting pot

Americans are panicking again about immigration and the size of their population. But they shouldn’t, says Patrick Allitt. The US remains the greatest assimilator of new peoples


America the Miserable

Patrick Allitt says that the infuriating but reassuring can-do spirit that once defined the United States is finally dying out. But what will we all do when it’s gone?