‘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.
Discussing writing with Robert Cottrell, as part of the Browser’s ‘writers we admire’ series of interviews.
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.
In conversation with Tom Crewe about recent London Review of Books articles, published as an LRB Podcast, 2nd August 2017
Discussion with James Butler and Eleanor Penny, broadcast 14th July 2017.
Interview recorded 13th July 2017.
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.