WW archive > Issue 1444 - 25 May 2023

Heirs of Edmund Burke

For all its incoherence, the National Conservatism conference in London is indicative of a worrying direction of travel for the global right, argues Paul Demarty


Finance whip; Lynching rights; Lukács’s faults; Mish-mash; Hydra-headed

Demography is not destiny

Sinn Féin is now the biggest party in local government. But, asks Kevin Bean, what does this mean for the prospects of some kind of national reunification?

Cancelling the dead

Eric Gill’s Prospero and Ariel has been vandalised yet again. Mike Macnair looks at the politics of attacking soft targets

Notes on the war

Yevgeny Prigozhin maintains that every centimetre of Bakhmut has been taken, but Ukraine’s much heralded spring offensive is still to come. Jack Conrad looks at the military and political situation

14th amendment threat

The debt-ceiling crisis is the direct result of the antiquated constitution, argues Daniel Lazare, but ‘emergency measures’ would be a gift for Trump

Patterns, prejudices and interests

It can be fun to discover the limits of chatbots, says Yassamine Mather, but democratic control is vital. AI will be used as a weapon in the class war

Same old road

Do not expect any radical shift, particularly on foreign policy, under a Sinn Féin-led government, warns Anne McShane

Online Communist Forum, Sunday May 28 5pm

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