Review of Stuart Jeffries new book, Everything All The Time Everywhere: How We Became Postmodern, published in The New Statesman.
Nicholas Gane and I have co-edited a special issue of Theory Culture & Society on the theme of ‘Post-neoliberalism?’. It features articles by Melinda Cooper, Quinn Slobodian, Dorit Geva, Roger Burrows and Harrison Smith, Alan Finlayson, Nicholas Gane and me, on various aspects of the challenges to neoliberalism, especially those from the political Right. The special issue was accepted and the pieces commissioned prior to 2020, so they don’t confront the most recent upheavals and challenges to the political-economic order. However, the Introduction (which is open access) does address the significance of the Covid-19 pandemic, and what it means for the status of ‘neoliberalism’.
I reviewed Max Chafkin’s book on Peter Thiel, The Contrarian, for The New Statesman
Comment piece published in The Guardian, on Boris Johnson’s dubious claims for a new ‘economic model’.
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.