Books & Essays
Books & Essays
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.

27 January 2017

Narcissism: a
reflection

He’s fragile. He needs affirmation. He exploits intimacy. And he’s in a relationship with me.

27 January 2017

On free
will

Julian Baggini on constraint and choice.

27 January 2017

The analysed
self

Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz on how we lose and find ourselves.

27 January 2017

Exploding myths of gender

Cordelia Fine’s excellent new book takes apart the idea that male and female behaviours are determined by evolution.

27 January 2017

In defence of rational man

Behavioural economics adds a pseudo-scientific sheen to anti-democracy.

27 January 2017

The neoliberal individual

Ralph Fevre’s latest explores the future of work and politics.

27 January 2017

The self in
history

Rejecting our common inheritance has dire consequences for the future.