24 May 2017

The Brexit vote: echo of a radical past

Young people could learn a lot from the ‘oldsters’ who voted Leave.

31 March 2017

Beyond fake news

Renewing journalism’s pursuit of truth is absolutely necessary – for journalism and for society.

20 February 2017

The Moorside: how the other half doesn’t live

The BBC’s dramatisation of the Shannon Matthews case expresses the worldview of a cut-off elite.

21 August 2013

Elmore Leonard, king of crime

To mark the death of the genre-transforming writer, read this 1991 piece from Living Marxism.

4 March 2013

Berlusconi and Beppe: separated at birth?

Politician-comedian and so-called man of the people Beppe Grillo is really just the anti-political son of Silvio.

20 June 2011

The ghost of
‘Ghost Town’

Thirty years after The Specials’ iconic single was released, an old friend explains its significance.

14 February 2011

Gary Moore: the bebop guitarist

An appreciation of the Thin Lizzy guitarist who died last week.

Books 29 January 2010

Thank Evans for Harry

Harold Evans’ autobiography doesn’t only reveal the sparkle of his long career in journalism and publishing – it also sheds light on what is (and is not) behind today’s crisis of reporting.