Articles By Robert Low
 
September 2017
A university reunion offers a useful reminder that the Sixties might not be quite as we remember them
 
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June 2017
The playwright Ronald Harwood is deservedly acclaimed, yet has never had a play staged at the National
 
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May 2017
The rise and fall of a poster girl for integration who now depicts Britain’s Muslims as an oppressed minority
 
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April 2017
Howard Jacobson's new novel is a brief but entertaining assault on Trump
 
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March 2017
The history of the Authors' Club
 
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November 2016
Peter Stothard's memoir of the 1980s follows a quartet of attendants at Mrs Thatcher's court
 
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April 2016
A review in the Guardian of Jeremy Lewis's biography of David Astor contained an extraordinary number of errors
 
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March 2016
David Astor was the man who made the Observer the most popular Sunday paper of its time
 
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November 2015
The Daily Mail's Stakhanovite sketchwriter has finally written his debut novel
 
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October 2015
How Britain discovered a lucrative new role as a global cultural powerhouse
 
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September 2015
At 84, Frederic Raphael writes with the freshness and vigour of a young man starting out
 
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June 2015
Tuvia Tenenbom's Catch The Jew! exposes NGOs' distortion of the truth in Israel
 
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April 2015
How America saved the French Impressionists
 
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January/February 2015
Is the ex-Chancellor's memory playing tricks on him?
 
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January/February 2015
When Palestinians killed five people at a synagogue in the Jerusalem suburb where my son lives, the response was admirably restrained
 
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November 2014
Paul Preston's exhaustive and admirable biography shines light on Santiago Carrillo, a relatively unknown figure, who played a key role in the restoration of Spanish democracy
 
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October 2014
The battle of the birds
 
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October 2014
Argentina's president, who constantly plays the populist card, is more like Marie Antoinette than her idol Eva Perón
 
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July/August 2014
Three memoirs explain what it was like growing up in the postwar era and how their generation shaped Britain and America
 
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April 2014
Peter Ackroyd's new biography shows that Charlie Chaplin was an incorrigible womaniser but a brilliant innovator
 
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December 2013
What’s happened to Radio 4's Thought for the Day? An erstwhile spiritual haven has made way for a platform for please-all secularist banalities
 
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September 2013
Jonathan Coe's new novel is set at the World Fair in 1958 and he's captured the idealistic atmosphere where my father displayed an exhibit for the UK
 
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September 2013
The characters are duplicitous, torturing sexual predators selling Western secrets to the KGB: the baddies, right? Not in The Americans
 
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July/August 2013
Cruel Crossing charts the history of the escape routes in the Pyrenees used by Spanish republican, then French Jewish refugees. It is a thoughtful memorial to these brave and desperate people
 
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June 2013
The most reviled personality in British journalism is a courageous writer whose independent thought has made her the target of boorish, misogynistic and anti-Semitic abuse
 
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April 2013
The winning drink will be served at the inaugural Standpoint salon
 
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April 2013
Sports-pages-stalwart Roger Mortimer's writing has been resurrected with the publication of letters to his children
 
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April 2013
As has been the case for hundreds of years, the appointment of Pope Francis was announced in Latin. But the BBC and Sky News didn't know their quas from their elbows
 
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December 2012
Sylvie Simmons's biography of Leonard Cohen uncovers the importance of his Jewish identity in understanding the troubadour's great output
 
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September 2012
I once met Gore Vidal at a dinner party. He was less an intellectual heavyweight and more a drunken and repetitive bore
 
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June 2012
Will the greenest and most glamorous of the new crop of Conservative MPs stay the course?
 
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April 2012

Gary Player famously said "the more I practice the luckier I get". But does this sporting adage work for politicians?

 
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April 2012
Book review of Peace, They Say by Jay Nordlinger
 
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March 2012
Book reviews of The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens, edited by Jenny Hartley and P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, edited by Sophie Ratcliffe
 
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January/February 2012
A new limited-edition paperback documents the charming correspondence between US book collector Robert Vanderbilt and Anthony Powell
 
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December 2011
Americanisms sullying the English language are rarely harmful — apart from when they insinuate that our politicians are all-powerful
 
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November 2011
The Independent's new masthead is a little too close to home for Standpoint
 
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July/August 2011
The indefatigable showbusiness veteran manages to deliver happiness without a PhD or a government diktat
 
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May 2011
The infamous phrase shouldn't be attributed to Mrs T — it was first coined by David Lodge in his novel, Ginger, You're Barmy
 
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November 2010
A bookshelf of Tracey Emin's personal favourites throws up a notable surprise
 
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October 2010
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
 
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June 2010

My mother, at the age of 100, may feel enfranchised at last

 
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May 2010
Final Demands by Frederic Raphael
 
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April 2010
Fiction portentously predicts reality in Anthony Trollope's dystopian vision of state-sponsored euthanasia
 
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December 2009
Papa Spy by Jimmy Burns
 
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November 2009

Do the Post Office's problems signal a return to the old privatisation debate?

 
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September 2009
The journalist Jeff Randall is heading a campaign to set up a Chair in Jewish Studies at Nottingham University
 
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July/August 2009
Cockroach by Rawi Hage
 
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June 2009
On Roads: A Hidden History by Joe Moran
 
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May 2009
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
 
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April 2009
In sport, it’s not just knowing how to lose that’s important, it’s also knowing how to win
 
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February 2009

Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce by Sarah A. Stein

 
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January 2009
The Bagel by Maria Balinska
 
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October 2008
The Believers by Zoë Heller
 
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