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Nick Cohen is a journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for the Observer, a blogger for the Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine. His books include You Can't Read This Book, What's Left? and Pretty Straight Guys
The genius of bad books
From James Bond to Jack Reacher, we’re suckers for an uncomplicated hero. But there is an art to the action novel, writes Nick Cohen
A history of blasphemy: the revolutionary tradition of shouting in church
The psychedelic drug that could explain our belief in life after death
Can Britain avoid a post-Brexit brain drain?
The Incurious Rabbit
"Dirty food" is for the rich and stupid
Is British policy in Syria helping Assad and Putin?