Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is a journalist and writer. He has written for publications including The Spectator, the Evening Standard, the Sunday Telegraphand The New York Review of Books. His book 'The Controversy of Zion' won a National Jewish Book Award.

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Privatise the Royal Opera House, or nationalise it

It is now clear that Covent Garden has somehow, somewhere gone horribly wrong

White mess, black chaos

Geoffrey Wheatcroft on how Africa came to be in such a sorry state

Accusers, defenders - hypocrites all

The most contemptible of all Clinton's defenders have been the soi-disant feminists

Is music dead?

Classical music faces a multiple assault from greed, apathy, atrophy and a chronic lack of funding. The end of a great, centuries-old tradition would be a tragedy 'No one can really be sure what he likes'

Big Brother with a high moral sense

We should not judge George Orwell too harshly, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft ; he was more right than wrong

It's the way Tony tells 'em...

The right won the political war, the left the cultural. You can hear it in Blair's estuary English, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft

This time it's for real

As India and Pakistan square up, Geoffrey Wheatcroft is finally terrified by the nuclear threat The use of nuclear weapons in war is more likely than it has ever been, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft

A loveless marriage

Behind the warm words, all US presidents end up hating Israel, writes Geoffrey Wheatcroft

Why are they so bossy?

New Labour should stop cracking the puritanical whip, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft

If we could keep our heads...

We voted for Kipling but we don't understand him, says Geoffrey Wheatcroft
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Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
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Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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