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

A troublesome princess

01 Jul 2021

On July 1, the estranged princes, William and Harry Windsor, together with members of the Spencer family, will gather in the grounds of Kensington Palace to unveil a statue in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, by Ian Rank-Broadley. Commissioned in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on August 31 1997, the unveiling coincides with what would have been her 60th birthday. Here we republish what Jack Conrad wrote for this paper on September 4 1997

No-platforming fraud

24 Jun 2021

Government proposals for legislation to ‘protect free speech’ in universities are part of the ongoing culture wars designed to please the rightwing press, argues Mike Macnair. This article is adapted from his June 20 Online Communist Forum talk

Dim end of the wedge

24 Jun 2021

The buffoonery of GB News’s first weeks should not be confused with failure, warns Paul Demarty

Paralysis of ruling elite

17 Jun 2021

The linkage between a frozen constitution, democratic decline and sexual rigidity is subtle yet powerful, argues Daniel Lazare

Lots of grassy knees

17 Jun 2021

Is the English football team in the grip of a Marxist conspiracy? Paul Demarty considers the ‘taking the knee’ controversy

Penny-pinching boosterism

10 Jun 2021

Lots of soundbites, no joined-up thinking. Derek James looks at the poverty of the latest ‘great debate’

Story built on lies

03 Jun 2021

David Douglass reviews 'Thatcher vs the miners: the battle for Britain', produced by Harry Bell and Brendan Hughes and broadcast on Channel 5

Flying saucers over Washington

03 Jun 2021

UFOs are back in the news again. Paul Demarty explores the cold war background and its exotic leftwing offshoots and variants

Diana and the demagogues

27 May 2021

Why the furore over an ancient interview? Paul Demarty looks at the renewed attacks on the BBC

Nobody is safe till everybody is safe

06 May 2021

As the horrific situation in India proves, writes Eddie Ford, the pandemic is far from over

Drugs war bad

29 Apr 2021

With ever increasing numbers of desperate Latin American people fleeing for their lives, Daniel Lazare looks at those on the left who refuse to address the central problem

That was the league that wasn’t

29 Apr 2021

Defeat of the European Super League project is welcome, but redeeming football will take imagination, suggests Paul Demarty

American ‘Blue Labour’?

15 Apr 2021

Mike Macnair reviews 'Virtue hoarders: the case against the professional managerial class' by Catherine Liu

One year on

15 Apr 2021

Good state organisation, not the market, has proven to be the key to success. But globally the vaccination programme has barely got started, warns Mohsen Shahmanesh. This article is based on his April 11 Online Communist Forum talk

Grief at gunpoint

15 Apr 2021

The coverage of Philip Windsor’s death has reached new heights of absurdity, even for British royals, argues Paul Demarty

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