Books & Essays
Books & Essays
2 December 2016

Dublin Seven: nasty, brutish and brilliant

A tale of drug-dealing and disillusionment shines an angry light on the Irish capital.

29 November 2016

A short history of anti-democracy

The elitist sentiments coming back into fashion have been around since Plato.

29 November 2016

The case for democracy

Jason Brennan's miserable tract misunderstands the nature of political freedom.

29 November 2016

At the party’s end

Peter Oborne reflects on the defeat, and future, of the political class.

29 November 2016

The Athenian legacy

Paul Cartledge talks ancient democracy, the English Revolution and the fate of people power.

29 November 2016

Populism: a defence

Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.

29 November 2016

Anger, mourning and the American right

Arlie Hochschild talks Trump, liberal ignorance and the importance of empathy.

29 November 2016

Europe: a left-wing revolt?

A new survey of the European left reveals too many parties and activists out of step with the people.

25 November 2016

Understanding Trump voters

Arlie Hochschild’s latest explores the emotional universe of Trump’s support.

28 October 2016

The prison-house of gender

Contemporary feminist ideas of gender restrict rather than liberate women.