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

Salvini, Israel and anti-Semitism

09 Feb 2020

In Italy IHRA-style propaganda is linked to anti-migrant racism, writes Toby Abse.

Proud Trotskyists

31 Jan 2020

Sylvia Riley "Winter at the bookshop, politics and poverty: St Ann’s in the 1960s" Five Leaves Publications, 2019, pp147, £7.99.

The new ‘party of order’

31 Jan 2020

Paul Demarty asks what the Wuhan outbreak has to teach us about the political moment.

Optimism of the intellect ...

09 Jan 2020

Review: The responsibility of intellectuals: reflections by Noam Chomsky and others after 50 years, edited by Nicholas Allott, Chris Knight and Neil Smith (UCL Press 2019, pp142, £13.80)

Premonition of the future

09 Jan 2020

Australia’s fires are a perfect illustration of the environmental crisis facing the planet, writes Eddie Ford

Land and the rentier economy

19 Dec 2019

Brett Christophers The new enclosure: the appropriation of public land in neoliberal Britain Verso 2018, pp384, £20

An apocalyptic revolutionary

19 Dec 2019

According to official Christian doctrine, Jesus was a man-god, born in a stable to a virgin mother. His first worshippers were three humble shepherds, followed by three kings from the east bearing fabulous gifts. As an adult Jesus performed serial miracles. Misunderstood by his closest disciples, betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the Jewish people collectively sought his death. Crucified by the innocent Romans, Jesus is entombed, but after three days rises from the dead. Finally, he ascends into heaven to sit on god’s right side. Jack Conrad offers a more probable version of the man and his times.

Outcome uncertain

06 Dec 2019

Looking at the latest polls, Eddie Ford concludes that it is not impossible for Labour to win the most seats.

Inconvenient truths

28 Nov 2019

Rather than the Labour Party, it is Christianity which is ‘institutionally anti-Semitic’, writes Eddie Ford.

Reason to be proud?

09 Nov 2019

While apartheid is long gone, writes Peter Manson, what do we say about the ‘rainbow nation’ that has replaced it?

Reactionary by nature

09 Nov 2019

The case of the 39 migrants from Vietnam who froze to death in the back of a refrigerated lorry, when trying to enter Britain, has once again highlighted the need for a principled working class response.

Problematic Tory assumptions

31 Oct 2019

Jonathan Sumption 'Trials of the state: law and the decline of politics' Profile Books, 2019, pp112; £9.99

Book they want to ban

31 Oct 2019

Greg Philo, Mike Berry, Justin Schlosberg, Anthony Lerman, David Miller 'Bad news for Labour: anti-Semitism, the party and public belief' Pluto Press, 2019, pp288, £14.99

Future and present

24 Oct 2019

John Lanchester 'The wall' Faber and Faber, 2019, pp288, £14.99. Bernardino Evaristo 'Girl, woman, other' Hamish Hamilton, 2019, pp464, £16.99.

Avoiding extinction for real

17 Oct 2019

As the Met clamps down on Extinction Rebellion protests, Paul Demarty looks at the choices facing the movement

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