Boris Johnson stepped down as an MP last week. The entitlement typical of Britain’s privately educated elite defined his career, but he added to it a unique brand of dishonesty and opportunism.
An often brilliant writer, Martin Amis dedicated himself to fighting a war on cliché. At his best, he produced comic parodies of upper- and working-class life. At his worst, he followed the dominant political currents to the right and embraced its platitudes.
How hedge fund manager George Soros became enemy number one of the international right.
Rather than doing away with the old aristocracy, capitalism has found its own uses for the British monarchy. The two now function in tandem to preserve the status quo in Britain — and should be opposed together.
From “war on terror” praise to a Tony Blair lovefest, Britain’s political and media class can’t seem to quit its addiction to militarism and war.
Netflix’s The Social Dilemma tells a horror story about how social media is creating political extremism and driving children into depression and addiction. But it never even hints that these ills have causes outside of our use of Facebook and Snapchat — and the possibility that what we see on these platforms portrays the reality of a sick society.
Leading up to last week’s election, Jeremy Corbyn came to be seen as “just another politician,” not an outsider. Despite its ambitious program, our campaign lost its insurgent feel and got drowned out in the Brexit culture war. But we can’t retreat from our goal of creating a Britain for the many, not the few.
Boris Johnson and his rivals for the Tory leadership are outbidding each other to copy Nigel Farage’s agenda. Only Corbyn’s Labour Party stands in the way of a disastrous no-deal Brexit.
Europe Since 1989 is a book about neoliberalism in Europe written by someone who doesn’t know what neoliberalism is, and hasn’t really paid much attention to Europe.
You can’t understand the chaos of Brexit without understanding the fundamentals of the European Union.
Tommy Robinson wants you to believe he’s a plucky underdog who’s been unfairly repressed. But the British far-right leader is no martyr — just a clever fascist with blood on his hands.
Tory disputes over Brexit are nothing new. But today’s crisis in Theresa May’s party highlights deeper fractures in the Conservative base.
Equating Andrés Manuel López Obrador with Donald Trump may be absurd, but that hasn’t stopped mainstream media from running with it.
The controversies of the last week show the need to be vigilant against antisemitism while remaining steadfast in defense of Palestinian rights.
The extreme center expanded the security state. Now that state is falling into the hands of the Right.
Churchill was no hero — he was a vile racist fanatical about violence and fiercely supportive of imperialism.
1997 was a cultural watershed for a new, “cool” neoliberalism.
The centrist nadir in a nutshell: “Am I really so out of touch? No. It’s the voters who are wrong.”
The Grenfell Tower fire exposed the class violence embedded in London’s rich, gentrifying neighborhoods.
The Tories are doing great in the polls, but their coalition is more fragile than it looks.