20 February 2017

‘Just like Hitler’: the diminishing of the Holocaust

Exploiting the Holocaust for political ends is a dangerous game.

25 January 2017

There is an alternative

Brexit and other populist revolts create the space for a new politics.

10 January 2017

RIP Zygmunt Bauman

The energetic doubter of modernity has died.

26 December 2016

2016: a war of words against the people

The anti-populist rhetoric of the elite is now off the scale.

13 December 2016

Standing up to the new school of anti‑Semitism

Hatred for Jews is now expressed in underhand ways.

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.