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.
In advance of the publication of This Is Not Normal: The Collapse of Liberal Britain, I discussed the themes of the book with Katrina Forrester, hosted by the RSA.
Piece for the London Review of Books on the forces mobilising against the BBC and what they actually want.
I discussed my forthcoming book This Is Not Normal: The Collapse of British Liberalism with New Humanist, reflecting on the book’s historical perspective and political implications.
I reviewed David Goodhart’s new book, Head Hand Heart, for The Guardian
‘Anti-equivalence: pragmatics of post-liberal dispute’ , looking at the fractious and warlike character of contemporary political discourse, is now published online by European Journal of Social Theory.
Blogpost published at PERC., on how the financial crisis opened the door to attacks on ‘low value’ and ‘woke’ degrees.
This event was hosted by the Politics of Economics project of the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Essay in the London Review of Books, on how media and new technologies are harnessed to trigger ‘culture wars’.
Article written for The New Statesman, on the problem of rules and behavioural governance in the face of coronavirus.
Guardian Long Read on how closed groups are unsettling politics and public life.