Review of For a Left Populism by Chantal Mouffe, published in The Guardian.
Review of Matthew Watson’s The Market, published in Theory Culture & Society.
‘Weaponising Paperwork’, published in London Review of Books, looks at the political and policy context that has victimised members of the ‘Windrush generation’.
‘Why the outrage?‘, published in London Review of Books, looks at the scandals surrounding Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and the Trump victory.
‘What are they after?’, published in London Review of Books, explores the thinking and psychology behind Tory Brexiteers.
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Science, Reason, Humanism and Progress reviewed in The Guardian.
I’ll be giving a lecture, ‘The Neoliberal Spirit of Populism‘, at Wissenschaftszentrum fur Sozialforschung, Berlin, 8th February 2018. This is part of a series of lectures, Great Crisis of Capitalism – A Second Great Transformation?
Interview with the State of Nature blog, discussing happiness, wellbeing and the culture of neoliberalism.
The Rise of the Outsiders by Steve Richards, reviewed for Guardian Books
The coincidence of the Corbyn surge with the horror of Grenfell Tower has created the conditions – and the demand – for a kind of truth and reconciliation commission on forty years of neoliberalism. It is too simple to cast Corbyn as a throwback, but it is undeniable that his appeal and his authority derive partly from his willingness to cast a different, less forgiving light on recent history, so that we don’t have to carry on repeating it.
I have a new article in The New York Times, ‘Theresa May’s vapid vision for a one-party state‘