Patrick Allitt


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

23 August 2014 9:00 am

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

8 February 2014 9:00 am

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

26 January 2013 9:00 am

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

Right thinking

2 June 2012 10:00 am

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


Elephant trap

7 January 2012 5:00 pm

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


Travel Extra: Cruise – Breaking the ice

31 December 2011 11:00 am

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

Preaching to the converted

17 September 2011 12:00 am

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


At war with the Greeks

8 January 2011 12:00 am

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


Get ready for Bush III

18 September 2010 12:00 am

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

21 April 2010 12:00 am

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

20 January 2010 12:00 am

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?