It ain’t necessarily so

Who fears ‘fake news’ - and what is their own relation to the truth? Paul Demarty pulls apart the current hysteria

Modern society loves nothing like a good moral panic, and the latest concerns so-called “fake news”.

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Letters

Trump visit; Halfway house; Socialist Brexit; Class enemy; Dreadful day; Pre-empted

New times, new tasks

Statement from Hands Off the People of Iran

Tails you lose, heads you lose

Whether over Brexit or Labour strategy, writes Eddie Ford, Corbyn is determined to appease the centre and the right

Slow moving car crash

Support for article 50 is a failure of both principle and strategy, writes Tony Greenstein

Put not your trust in judges

The fall of Michael Flynn involved not litigation, but threats of prosecution. But, if Trump is in fact brought down by the same scandal, it will not be leftwing litigation that does it, but the creation of a cross-party and inter-bureaucratic political coalition. And the result, if so, argues Howe Cheatem, will be president Pence and a new and rapid war drive

A Turn in World Politics

A translation of remarkable article by Lenin from January 1917 and a shorter translation of declaration by the Petersburg committee of the Russian Social Democratic Workers Party

Flee, die or receive baptism?

Rex Dunn reviews: Mihail Sebastian, 'For two thousand years', Penguin Modern Classics, 2016, pp231, £9.99

Trump ups the ante

The threat of military action against Iran is once more very much on the agenda, writes Yassamine Mather

Extra boost urgently needed

Robbie Rix needs you to make the shortest month a big success

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