Books & Essays
Books & Essays
21 April 2017

Rebel: Tory vs the establishment

Douglas Carswell’s book gives a refreshing take on the new elitism.

31 March 2017

The roots of populism

David Goodhart’s The Road To Somewhere is a compelling critique of elite-based politics.

31 March 2017

Beyond fake news

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

31 March 2017

The use and abuse of science

A sociologist of science, and one-time relativist, on the proper role of experts.

31 March 2017

Morals in a post‑truth era

Steven Lukes talks Trump, moral relativism and the necessity of judgement.

31 March 2017

A revolt against deference

People aren’t rejecting truth – they’re rejecting the values of the elites.

31 March 2017

Truth and freedom

The new clerisy’s fondness for censorship makes it an enemy of truth.

30 March 2017

Why it’s time to slay the ‘zombie economy’

Creative Destruction is the most important economics book of the crisis.

7 March 2017

Experts and politics: why Gove knows better than Plato

In an extract from his new book, Mick Hume defends the public's right to choose.

2 March 2017

Jess Phillips: an establishment feminist

In Everywoman, Phillips shows she’s more mainstream than rebel.