Books & Essays
Books & Essays
30 May 2018

‘The world was never the same’

Joan Bakewell on sex, revolution and reporting during 1968.

30 May 2018

Misremembering May ’68

There is more to les évènements than students, sex and Paris.

30 May 2018

Hubert Selby Jr’s war on God

Last Exit to Brooklyn is a testament to a deeply humanist sensibility.

The left’s betrayal of Ireland’s ’68

When people in Derry rose up to challenge their sectarian rulers, they were condescended to by a British left fiercely loyal to the British state.

30 May 2018

1968: The birth of the new conformism

As the old order crumbled, an equally depoliticised new one took its place.

30 May 2018

Enter the Weatherman

Tim Black talks to Mark Rudd about the 1960s, radicalism and his time in the Weather Undergound.

11 May 2018

What Marx and Nietzsche had in common

Neither should be held responsible for the excesses of their supporters.

4 May 2018

JJ Rousseau: autonomy lost

His work laid the ground both for a radical conception of autonomy, and its critique.

Against hate-speech laws

Nadine Strossen’s new book makes an important case for the importance of free speech without limits.

Amrita Sher-Gil: unseen brilliance

The Hungarian-Indian painter is rightly hailed, yet few outside India have seen her work.