Books & Essays
Books & Essays
2 March 2018

Why the people must be sovereign

Anti-populists denigrate democracy and render citizenship meaningless.

2 March 2018

The EU: where did it all go wrong?

Ivan Krastev’s After Europe reveals the anti-democratic rot at the heart of the EU.

22 February 2018

Identity politics: reviving racial thinking

Refusing to cite white thinkers is the latest depressingly divisive trend.

2 February 2018

The revolt against the masses

Fred Siegel on the long history of liberal elitism.

2 February 2018

We need to talk about class

Joan C Williams on why class cluelessness is hurting American politics.

A very subtle snobbery

Currid-Halkett explains why flash cars and luxury handbags no longer signify high social status.

2 February 2018

On the self-loathing rich

The wealthy are not as avaricious as many think.

2 February 2018

How the working class was shut out

No party in Britain speaks for, or even appeals to, the working class.

16 January 2018

The Joke: still no laughing matter

Milan Kundera’s darkly comic tale still strikes an ominous chord.

16 January 2018

What is the point of poetry?

To be a laboratory of language that opens us to the world.