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.
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
Upcoming events and discussions of my forthcoming book (more will be added as they are confirmed):
26th September – Blackwells, Oxford, in conversation with George Monbiot
29th September – Wigtown Book Festival
13th October – Ilkley Literary Festival
14th November – Guardian Live, in conversation with Jonathan Shainin
21st November – Burley Fisher books, in conversation with Suzanne Moore
22nd November – Queen Mary Center for the History of the Emotions Annual Lecture
The surge in so-called ‘populism’ over the past year, largely of a right-wing variety, has provoked an ongoing debate as to how we should characterise its central driver. To put this somewhat crudely (though not much more crudely than some of the debate’s protagonists), the choice comes down to a simple binary: economics or culture? Class or identity? An awkward new category of ‘the left behind’ has emerged in political discourse to capture the unexpected supporters of Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen and other nationalist movements. Continue reading “Essay: Populism & the Limits of Neoliberalism”