The surge in so-called ‘populism’ over the past year, largely of a right-wing variety, has provoked an ongoing debate as to how we should characterise its central driver. To put this somewhat crudely (though not much more crudely than some of the debate’s protagonists), the choice comes down to a simple binary: economics or culture? Class or identity? An awkward new category of ‘the left behind’ has emerged in political discourse to capture the unexpected supporters of Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen and other nationalist movements. Continue reading “Essay: Populism & the Limits of Neoliberalism”
‘The Big Mystique‘, a review of The Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke and The End of Alchemy, by Mervyn King, published in London Review of Books in January (paywalled).
A review of David Cannadine’s short biography of Margaret Thatcher, published in The Guardian in January 2017
Article published in Sep/Oct 2016 edition of The New Left Review (paywalled).
Article published in The London Review of Books, November 2016, exploring Theresa May’s post-Brexit ideology and the ideal of the ‘protective state’