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

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

Not just one idiot historian

09 Jul 2020

Slavery involved the loss of life on a staggering scale, and it was bound up with the capitalist mode of production, writes Eddie Ford

Contradictions of Zionism

09 Jul 2020

Tony Greenstein reviews Daphna Levit's 'Wrestling with Zionism: Jewish voices of dissent'

Power of child-like logic

09 Jul 2020

Without a centralised leadership BLM risks playing into Trump’s hands, argues Daniel Lazare

Recolouring the past

02 Jul 2020

Jesus was not white, that is for sure. But then nor was he a Christian, says Eddie Ford. He was an apocalyptic revolutionary who hated the Roman empire and its collaborators

Unrecyclable threat

25 Jun 2020

Jim Moody reviews Deia Schlosberg’s The story of plastic

Interlocking phenomena

25 Jun 2020

What is the connection between the coronavirus pandemic, ecological catastrophe and global capitalism? Mehdi Kia investigates

Statue wars

19 Jun 2020

Eddie Ford says it is healthy to question the iconography that is all around us

The show must go on

19 Jun 2020

As things restart in England, a new stage in the game’s financialisation is about to begin, argues Paul Demarty

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