Guardian comment piece on derisory ‘catch-up’ funding and failure to recognise the sacrifices made by children.
I reviewed Seven Ways to Change the World by Gordon Brown for The Guardian
New column for The Guardian, on the long shadow of Gordon Brown, and how Johnson has escaped it.
Article published in New Left Review, exploring how the politics of recognition is transformed by the technologies of platform capitalism.
Comment piece for The Guardian, on the political and cultural consequences of Britain’s post-2008 model of capitalism, in which all the gains go to asset-owners.
‘The financialization of anti-capitalism?: The Case of the ‘Financial Independence Retire Early’ community’, jointly authored with Nick Taylor, is now published in Journal of Cultural Economy
I reviewed Peter Oborne’s new book, The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism, for The Guardian.
I reviewed Maria Sobolewska and Robert Ford’s Brexitland, on the rise of Remain/Leave identities, for the London Review of Books.
A review essay, published at the New Left Review blog, on the history of The Spectator and what it tells us about Britain’s new political elite.
Comment piece on the crisis of trust in British government, originally drafted in October, now shared on the PERC blog.
Blogpost at PERC, seeking to relocate Corbynism in the political and economic context that gave rise to it: Osbornite austerity.
Comment piece in The Guardian, on trends towards polarised, plebiscitary politics, and the problem they pose for liberalism.
Comment piece in The Financial Times, on how excessive loyalty in the political arena is normalising policy failure and clientalism.
Piece for the London Review of Books on the forces mobilising against the BBC and what they actually want.