Nick Cohen (born 1961) is an English journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for The Observer, a blogger for The Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine. He has written for the London Evening Standard and the New Statesman.
He was an advocate of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and a critic of the Stop the War Coalition.
Writes in The Guarding regarding Brexit: "Of all the consequences of Brexit, the cutting of agricultural subsidies is the easiest to predict. Farmers who voted leave – 58% according to one survey – astonished friends of mine who campaigned for remain in rural Britain. What turnip truck had these yokels fallen off?"
Quote: "The more the British Left indulges antisemitism, the more kosher I feel [...] My sole interest in Jewish concerns came from being a left-wing opponent of the far Right, and the blood-soaked antisemitic superstitions which turned Europe into a graveyard. When I was young, such attitudes seemed unproblematic. You did not have to be a Jew to oppose fascism; everyone I knew did that regardless of colour or creed."
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