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”

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