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Günter Grass and the German neurosis

19 Apr 2012

Maciej Zurowski looks at a literary scandal and the bourgeoisie's attempt to cope with its past

A curse on free speech

09 Nov 2023

They want to stop us marching, they want to stop us protesting. The censoriousness of government ministers exposes the limits of free expression under capitalism, argues Paul Demarty

Declaring moral bankruptcy

02 Nov 2023

Our leaders cannot justify Israel’s war on the Palestinians, writes Paul Demarty, so they slander protestors and try to suppress dissent in their own ranks

Elon Musk’s Twitterdämmerung

13 Jul 2023

The flashy launch of Threads demonstrates the web’s tendency towards monopoly, argues Paul Demarty

Patterns, prejudices and interests

25 May 2023

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

A tale of two liars

18 May 2023

Despite the court judgment over defamation and sexual assault, he has come roaring back with a triumphant CNN ‘town hall’ performance. But, argues Daniel Lazare, the liberal bourgeois media is no more reliable than Trump’s fact-free claims

Kinesics of defiance

11 May 2023

Open rejection of the coronation circus from Charles’s mischievous subjects are a reminder that the image of Britain as overwhelmingly pro-monarchy is a lie, hurrahs Paul Demarty

A manufactured illusion

04 May 2023

Today’s monarchy is not a precious inheritance dating back to the Saxons. It is a product of the mass media, argues Paul Demarty

Victory for pundits’ union

16 Mar 2023

The BBC’s brief ‘free speech’ war with Gary Lineker shows up its own institutional weakness - and the strange moral situation of football itself - argues Paul Demarty

Farewell to an inspiration

26 Jan 2023

Obituary: Gustav (Schlacke) Lamche, director and producer for Cinema Action, August 25 1933-January 15 2023

Armbands and alienation

01 Dec 2022

With the competition now well under way, Paul Demarty examines the clash between soft-focus liberalism and Qatari feudal values

A tournament to remember

17 Nov 2022

Corruption, brutal exploitation, hypocrisy: Qatar 2022 has it all. Paul Demarty looks at the price of football

Trauma, terror, war and peace

03 Nov 2022

Jim Moody reviews Causeway (directed by Lila Neugebauer, distributor: Apple TV) and Butterfly vision (directed by Maksym Nakonechnyi, distributor: MUBI)

Master of ‘artistic subversion’

22 Sep 2022

Obituary: Jean-Luc Godard, December 3 1930-September 13 2022

A disaster predicted

16 Jun 2022

Gaby Rubin reviews 'Dictating to the estate' written by Nathaniel McBride, directed by Lisa Goldman and Natasha Langridge, performed at the Maxilla Social Club

Enlightenment and pure joy

09 Jun 2022

Judy Carousian reviews 'Compass and Moshé Machover' by Helena Aksentijevic (YouTube, 2022)

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