5 December 2016

Italian revolt

These ballot-box uprisings are more liberal than the elites they’re targeting.

29 November 2016

Populism: a defence

Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.

26 November 2016

Fidel Castro: a tragic Cold War figure

How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.

12 November 2016

My Leonard Cohen

His songs inspired me to try to make something of my life.

10 November 2016

How Trump triumphed in the battle for legitimacy

His victory speaks to an historic crisis of the American political class.

2 November 2016

Cast out for criticising PC: the 21st-century Inquisition

The punishment of NYU's Michael Rectenwald should worry us all.

25 October 2016

The rise of Safe Space segregation

Campus identity politics has morphed into a new racialism.

13 October 2016

I love Dylan. But he shouldn’t get the Nobel Prize

Dylan isn't literature: he's for listening to, not reading.

12 October 2016

Clownpocalypse: urban legends in the internet age

What the global clown panic tells us about the politics of fear.

3 October 2016

Being mentally ill: the new normal?

Everyday challenges are being rebranded psychological crises.