Review of Martin Wolf’s new book, The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, published in The New Statesman
‘Fascism’s liberal admirers’
Review essay on Clara Mattei’s The Capital Order, published in The New Statesman
Review of books by Mike Savage, Gurminder Bhambra & John Holmwood and Thomas Piketty, published in the London Review of Books, which considers the relationship between sociology and history in the present global conjuncture.
Extract from Unprecedented?
Unprecedented?: How Covid-19 Revealed the Politics of Our Economy is published this week, co-authored by me and three colleagues in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths. You can read an extract from the book in the new issue of The New Statesman here.
How did we get here? – RSA dialogue
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.
Interview with New Humanist about the crisis of liberalism
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.
Review of Head Hand Heart
I reviewed David Goodhart’s new book, Head Hand Heart, for The Guardian
Review of The Twittering Machine
I reviewed Richard Seymour’s The Twittering Machine for the Guardian.
Podcast on the crisis of expertise
The Critical Theory blog has a new podcast, The Order of Things. This interview explored themes of the rise of and challenges to expertise, discussed in Nervous States.
Nervous States – events
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
15th October – Waterstones Picadilly, London, in conversation with Tom Sutcliffe
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
Essay: Populism & the Limits of Neoliberalism
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”