Christopher J. Snowdon

Christopher J. Snowdon

Christopher J. Snowdon is head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs and the author of Killjoys and Polemics.

Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’—A Review

Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’—A Review

Somewhere, I have a copy of the Beatles’ final film, Let It Be, furtively acquired during the 1990s. It’s a third- or fourth-generation VHS recording from Christmas 1980, shortly after the murder of John Lennon, when it was broadcast late at night on the BBC. As far as I

Christopher J. Snowdon
Christopher J. Snowdon
11 min read
Vaccines and the Coronavirus Crank Crisis

Vaccines and the Coronavirus Crank Crisis

When I last wrote about the rise of the coronavirus cranks for Quillette on January 16th, there were 37,000 people in British hospitals with COVID-19, and 1,411 COVID-related deaths on that day alone. The story that self-described sceptics had been telling themselves since the summer was a smoking

Christopher J. Snowdon
Christopher J. Snowdon
16 min read
COVID-19
Rise of the Coronavirus Cranks

Rise of the Coronavirus Cranks

I am no lockdown junkie. I’d like to get that straight before I explain why the most extreme variant of lockdown scepticism is rebarbative and destructive. I will never forgive the government for dragging out the first lockdown for 14 weeks, pointlessly exhausting the public’s patience and sowing

Christopher J. Snowdon
Christopher J. Snowdon
18 min read
COVID-19