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

Elon Musk’s Twitterdämmerung

13 Jul 2023

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

Drugs war and its failures

13 Jul 2023

Scott Evans gives a critical welcome to the change in policy proposed by the Scottish government

Silence on the alternative

13 Jul 2023

Crimes, prejudice and sheer incompetence give added weight to the traditional republican slogan of a people’s militia, argues Mike Macnair. So why is the left so reluctant to make the call?

A man much misunderstood

06 Jul 2023

He helped develop the labour theory of value, he influenced Marx and he never worshipped greed. Despite that he is lauded by the ‘small state’, ‘let the market rule’ right. Michael Roberts assesses Adam Smith

Enemies of the people

06 Jul 2023

Kevin Bean asks why delays, objections and challenges to the Illegal Migration Bill are far from unwelcome to the Tories

Back on the picket line

29 Jun 2023

The pay battle in the NHS is a mixed picture, but, when it comes to doctors, there can be no denying the determination to fight, writes Richard Galen

Veiled lessons

29 Jun 2023

Yassamine Mather spoke to Anne McShane at a Hands Off the People of Iran meeting. Given the recent wave of arrests in Iran and new legislation reinforcing the wearing of the hijab, the experience of the Soviet Union’s Zhenotdel in the 1920s is of particular relevance.

Adriana and Titan

29 Jun 2023

Instinct takes bourgeois journalism down tracks already laid a million times before. Paul Demarty contrasts the treatment given to two different maritime disasters

Cost of Fortress Europe

22 Jun 2023

Those who horrifically drowned off the Greek coast were fleeing intolerable conditions. Eddie Ford argues for free movement, citizenship rights and effective trade unions

Not all in the mind

15 Jun 2023

There is likely to be an acute crisis when the Met police stop responding to mental health calls. Ian Spencer takes us from Bethlem to Huntercombe via Enoch Powell

Death and the cabin

15 Jun 2023

Paul Demarty considers the life and death of Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. There are lessons for Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil and all who despair of majoritarian politics

Knavery and folly

08 Jun 2023

Mike Macnair considers the latest stage in the Tory culture-war campaign for freedom of (only) Conservative speech

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

Cancelling the dead

25 May 2023

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

Heirs of Edmund Burke

25 May 2023

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

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