Society & Culture

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

Socialism or extinction

17 Sep 2020

Wildfires in Oregon and California point towards catastrophe in the near future, writes Eddie Ford

Incoherent mosaic

17 Sep 2020

Mike Macnair reviews 'Degrowth in movement(s): exploring pathways to transformation', essays edited by Corinna Burkhart, Matthias Schmelzer and Nina Treu

Arguing against the wrong ‘Marxism’

17 Sep 2020

Despite commonly believed myths, writes Chris Gray, Marx and Engels saw human emancipation as linked to the protection and enhancement of nature

A very unlikely story

10 Sep 2020

Can anyone really believe that the US government is run by Satanist paedophiles? Paul Demarty investigates the QAnon phenomenon

Positive and negative

10 Sep 2020

Daniel Lazare reviews Christian Parenti's "Radical Hamilton: economic lessons from a misunderstood founder"

Defeat of syndicalism

10 Sep 2020

David Douglass reviews Ian Wright's "God’s beautiful sunshine: the 1921 miners’ lockout in the Forest of Dean"

Great questions of our time

10 Sep 2020

Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group discusses David Graeber’s ideas and activism

Worse than useless

04 Sep 2020

Too little, too late. James Linney takes apart the Tories’ so-called ‘obesity strategy’

Prom and prejudice

04 Sep 2020

As the BBC finally agrees to allow a select group of vocalists to sing ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘Land of hope and glory’, Harley Filben takes stock of musical nationalism

Racism and jealous gods

13 Aug 2020

Overweening taboos on certain slurs do nothing to aid our understanding of racism, argues Paul Demarty

Prodigal son departs

06 Aug 2020

James Murdoch’s departure from his father’s media empire puts the spotlight once again on its political evolution, writes William Kane

Lost Tribe of Judah

30 Jul 2020

We have to learn to live with offensive ideas and statements, argues Eddie Ford - whether they originate from Wiley and the Black Hebrews, mainstream Zionism or Judeo-Christianity

Wrongly overlooked thinker

23 Jul 2020

David Broder reviews Pietro Basso's 'The science and passion of communism: selected writings of Amadeo Bordiga (1912-1965)'

Without it we can’t breathe

23 Jul 2020

Anne McShane explains why the ‘cancel culture’ is so badly misdirected

Roll call of shame

16 Jul 2020

Huge numbers have died unnecessarily, writes Eddie Ford, yet still we have the rightwing ideology of Covid denial

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