Christopher Caldwell

Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. He is a columnist for the Financial Times and the author of Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West (Doubleday, 2009).

Stories by Christopher Caldwell

Election by Adoration

10:11 PM, Nov 19, 2015
The  Atlantic 's Ta-Nehisi Coates has won the National Book Award for Between the World and Me. The New York Times , in reporting on the awards , called it "a visceral, blunt exploration of his experience of being a black man in America, which was published this summer in the... Read more

Who Won the Wars?

12:00 AM, Sep 14, 2015
I n the early 1990s, amid public outrage over Robert Mapplethorpe’s sexually explicit photographs, including several of private parts, Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) would settle arguments on the matter by pulling out his own. That the most avowedly conservative politician in America felt the need... Read more

Civil Whites

12:00 AM, Aug 17, 2015
M aybe “Culture Belongs to Everyone,” as they say at New York City’s Shakespeare in the Park shows, but the works of Atlantic essayist and blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates appear to exist in another realm altogether. In the weeks since the publication of Between the World and Me , Coates’s letter to... Read more

The Worst Thing Ever Said About Jeb Bush

08:01 PM, Apr 30, 2015
David Catanese has a long profile of Jeb Bush in U.S. News & World Report . It’s well worth reading. But this line really stuck out: “If you’re looking for the current equivalent of Huey Long, he’s not that man. If you’re looking for Woodrow Wilson, that might be Jeb,” says Mac... Read more

Taken In

12:00 AM, Mar 23, 2015
On a bright, zero-degree morning last month, as I was happily making my bed in the attic of friends in Brooklyn, I thought with a shudder of Ignác Hrubý. Being a houseguest is one of my joys. It combines security and adventure, familiarity and independence. Having houseguests used to be a joy,... Read more

AWOL from the Summer of Love

12:00 AM, Mar 16, 2015
In the mid-1960s the most celebrated folk musician of his era bought a house for his growing family at the southern edge of the Catskills, in the nineteenth-century painters’ retreat of Woodstock. He was a “protest singer,” to use a term that was then new. His lyrics—profound, tender,... Read more

Casual Podcast: Stranger on a Train

03:15 PM, Jul 12, 2014
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Casual Podcast, with Christopher Caldwell reading his essay " Stranger on a Train ." Remember, when you sign up for our digital premium access , many of our print magazine articles are available to you courtesy of our professional readers. This podcast can be... Read more


12:00 AM, Nov 03, 2014
A lot of people worry about Ebola these days. Not me. I’m calm, relatively speaking. That is, I’m calm, relative to the shuddering, sobbing basket case that the mere thought of infectious disease once reduced me to. A movie from third-grade science class is to blame. Since we didn’t see many... Read more

Stranger on a Train

12:00 AM, Jul 14, 2014
A few weeks ago the Times Literary Supplement ran a photograph of the grisliest act of violence in Italy since World War II—Italy’s equivalent of our own September 11 attacks. In 1980 a shadowy group of homegrown terrorists planted a time bomb in the waiting room of the Bologna Central... Read more

Happy Hour: Warren's In It to Win It

11:00 PM, Sep 13, 2011
Talking Points Memo:   Elizabeth Warren will announce her run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts--against Scott Brown--tomorrow. From the Aug. 1 issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Christopher Caldwell on why Elizabeth Warren is a closet conservative. ABC News: Osama bin Laden... Read more


06:55 PM, Mar 06, 2011
  This weekend, we ran a cover story by Christopher Caldwell on the ascent of Marine Le Pen, new leader of the far-right National Front, founded decades ago by her father, the Algerian War veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen. Ms Le Pen has made the party more explicitly anti-globalist and... Read more