Books & Essays
Books & Essays
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.

28 February 2017

Kershaw’s lesson from the 1930s

Ian Kershaw’s Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris reminds us of the vital importance of defending democracy.

28 February 2017

‘French women feel like it’s now or never’

Lauren Bastide on the burqa, Le Pen and being a French feminist.

23 February 2017

Five Revolting! reasons to fight for democracy today

Mick Hume on some ideas behind his new book, out now.