All articles by: Martin Rowson

As I Please

Published: November 15, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

I hope you’ were able to catch Ken Burns’ extraordinary documentary series on the Vietnam War. It was poignant, enraging, ennobling and damning in equal measure, and served as a …

As I Please

Published: October 9, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

The times are so much in flux it’s nearly impossible to hit upon a precise parallel for Boris Johnson’s current behaviour. It’s tempting to see it simply as a perpetuation …

As I Please

Published: September 11, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

As a little act of personal homage, I’ve just started rereading the late, great Brian Aldiss’s “Helliconia” trilogy.

As I Please

Published: July 18, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

There’s a very famous book by the literary critic Professor Sir Christopher Ricks called Keats and Embarrassment which, embarrassingly but inevitably for a one-time student of English Literature, I’ve never …

As I Please

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

In the wholesale slaughter of political wisdom last week, unnoticed amidst the piles of wiseacre corpses of pollsters and the wider commentariat, lay a particularly welcome casualty. It was that …

As I Please

Published: May 20, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

Last week you may have noticed that the Tory Press – that bastion of Free Expression which empowers avaricious psychopaths to pay their lickspittles to write lies about the people …

As I Please

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

We’re coming up to the 20th anniversary of Labour’s election victory of May 1997, even if many party members now seem to think that Tony Blair’s routing of John Major’s …

As I Please

Published: March 30, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

Last weekend I met a very interesting zoologist called Tim, who’d just given a variation on a TED talk about cell division in eggs in the first hours after fertilisation. …

As I Please

Published: February 25, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

When looking in horror at the bloody wreckage left in its wake, including the hectatombs of its victims, it’s sometimes hard to remember that Fascism, at its black heart, is …

As I Please

Published: January 30, 2017
Written by Martin Rowson

Politics, more than most realms of ­human endeavour and immiseration, is constantly prone to spin away into self-contained dynamics all its own, untroubled by outside irritants like observable reality. It’s …

Martin Rowson: As I Please

Published: December 20, 2016
Written by Martin Rowson

As 2016 stumbles drunkenly to its end, leaving in its wake a trail of chaos like some deranged depiction of a Vegas stag weekend wrought jointly by Hieronymous Bosch and …