31 March 2017

A revolt against deference

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

28 March 2017

Masood’s motives? We may never know

We should be careful not to endow his violence with meaning.

13 March 2017

Does Erdogan have a right to hold rallies in Europe?

Not necessarily, no. But we should let him where possible.

20 February 2017

‘Just like Hitler’: the diminishing of the Holocaust

Exploiting the Holocaust for political ends is a dangerous game.

25 January 2017

There is an alternative

Brexit and other populist revolts create the space for a new politics.

10 January 2017

RIP Zygmunt Bauman

The energetic doubter of modernity has died.

26 December 2016

2016: a war of words against the people

The anti-populist rhetoric of the elite is now off the scale.

13 December 2016

Standing up to the new school of anti‑Semitism

Hatred for Jews is now expressed in underhand ways.

5 December 2016

Italian revolt

These ballot-box uprisings are more liberal than the elites they’re targeting.

29 November 2016

Populism: a defence

Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.