politics and the economy
Populism on the ropes? Don’t be so sure
15 May 2017
Macron's win is a small victory for a Euro-establishment in crisis.
Does Erdogan have a right to hold rallies in Europe?
13 March 2017
Not necessarily, no. But we should let him where possible.
There IS an alternative
25 January 2017
Brexit and other populist revolts create the space for a new politics.
2016: A war of words against the people
26 December 2016
The anti-populist rhetoric of the elite is now off the scale.
5 December 2016
These ballot-box uprisings are more liberal than the elites they’re targeting.
Populism: a defence
29 November 2016
Anti-populism is often just anti-democracy.
Fidel Castro: A tragic cold war figure
26 November 2016
How the US and Soviet Union helped turn Castro into a dictator.
Brexit pity parties show how out of touch academia is
Times Higher Education,
14 July 2016
The mournful mood on campus and the disparagement and silencing of Leave supporters betray an isolated scholarly class.
Revolt of the Others
30 June 2016
Britain is effectively Two Nations, and one has just risen up.
It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s a fight for democracy
7 June 2016
On the EU, ignore the expert and trust the public.