Journalism

 

 

Jonathan Aitken’s first job in journalism was a summer vacation position as Assistant Tennis and Funerals Correspondent to the East Anglian Daily Times in Ipswich.

 

As a student journalist he was a frequent contributor to Cherwell and Isis. He was Editor of Oxford Tory.

 

From 1966 to 1971 he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and war correspondent for the London Evening Standard.

 

In 1972-3 he was a Management Executive for Beaverbrook Newspapers.

 

In his journalistic career he has written articles for over 40 newspapers and magazines across the world including: The Spectator; The Sunday Times; The Sydney Morning Herald; The Washington Post; The Times; The Independent; The Daily Telegraph; The Guardian; The Daily Mail; The Mail on Sunday; and many others.

 

He was a regular columnist for The American Spectator when it was still being circulated in print.

 

 

American Spectator Articles

 

 

Here are Jonathan Aitken’s archived articles as a regular columnist for The American Spectator – please click on links below:

 

India's Jeckyll and Hyde June 2014

 

He Maketh Wars to Cease April 2014

 

None of Our Business January-February 2014

 

More Things Wrought by Prayer – Nov 2013

 

A Panoply of Beauties – June 2013

 

We Have Her Example – Margaret Thatcher RIP – May 2013

 

The CEO of Canterbury – April 2013

 

An Oasis of Tolerance – March 2013

 

Black Punches Back – February 2013

 

At Work and At Prayer – December 2012January 2013

 

Religious Stirrers – November 2012

 

The Games of August – October 2012

 

Advice for Septuagenarians – September 2012

 

The Great Chuck Colson – July/August 2012

 

The Road to Heaven – June 2012

 

God Saves the Queen – May 2012

 

Burma’s New Day – April 2012

 

Preacher Maggie – March 2012

 

Common Prayer, Uncommon Beauty – February 2012

 

Soaring Down Under – December 2011/January 2012

 

Character and Leadership – November 2011

 

Return to Grace – October 2011

 

Sensitive to the Holy Spirit – September 2011

 

An Arab Spring Model – July/August 2011

 

The Dark Side of the Arab Spring – June 2011

 

Working One’s Faith – May 2011

 

My Daughter’s Sikh Wedding – April 2011

 

The King James Bible: The Greatest Book in the English Language – March 2011

 

A Grateful Heart – February 2011

 

Hear, Hear – December 2010/January 2011

 

A Christian Statesman – Papal Visit to UK – November 2010

 

Business Spectator 'Its not the economy, stupid!' – November 2010

 

Business Spectator 'What goes around, does finally come around' – October 2010

 

Conrad Black is Free – October 2010

 

Cardinal Newman – September 2010

 

Rebirth in Harlem – July/August 2010

 

On Retreat at St Jacut – June 2010

 

Mothers Day Observance – May 2010

 

An American Church in Paris – April 2010

 

Forgiveness in Hollywood – March 2010

 

Acts of Forgiveness – January 2010

 

The Hospital Where I Grew Up – December 2009

 

Advent is Coming – November 2009

 

Is Everybody Happy – October 2009

 

Kazakh Hospitality – September 2009

 

Sir John Templeton – July/August 2009

 

Rowan Williams – June 2009

 

Divinity School – May 2009

 

National Prayer Breakfast – April 2009

 

Frost/Nixon Movie – March 2009

 

Syria – February 2009

 

At McDonalds Christian Philanthropy – Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009

 

Godless Capitalism – November 2008

 

Edinburgh Festival Debates God vs Atheism – October 2008

 

Checking Islam in the Steppes of Kazakhstan – September 2008

 

The Geneva School in Orlando – July/August 2008

 

Tony Blair’s Pilgrim’s Progress – June 2008

 

Spiritual Fitness – May 2008

 

Cancer and Faith – March 2008

 

Life With the Lectionary Life – February 2008

 

Memories of 1967 – Dec. 2007/Jan.2008

 

Let’s Talk About Death – November 2007

 

Two Georgias on my Mind – October 2007

 

Blair’s Faith and Future – July/August 2007

 

The Dalits – June 2007

 

Episcopalian Recovery – May 2007

 

Easter is in the Air – April 2007

 

The Force Behind Wilberforce – March 2007

 

The Australian National Prayer Breakfast – February 2007

 

Soul Development Through Trinity Forum – Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007

 

Faith in Foreign Affairs – November 2006

 

J.I. Packer – October 2006

 

British Unfairness to Philip Anschutz – September 2006

 

The Spirituality of the Sea – June 2006

 

Climate Change Theology – May 2006

 

Benedictine Beauty – April 2006

 

 

 

 

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