Netflix’s The Social Dilemma tells a horror story about how social media is creating political extremism and driving children into depression and addiction. But it never even hints that these ills have causes outside of our use of Facebook and Snapchat — and the possibility that what we see on these platforms portrays the reality of a sick society.
Leading up to last week’s election, Jeremy Corbyn came to be seen as “just another politician,” not an outsider. Despite its ambitious program, our campaign lost its insurgent feel and got drowned out in the Brexit culture war. But we can’t retreat from our goal of creating a Britain for the many, not the few.
Boris Johnson and his rivals for the Tory leadership are outbidding each other to copy Nigel Farage’s agenda. Only Corbyn’s Labour Party stands in the way of a disastrous no-deal Brexit.
Europe Since 1989 is a book about neoliberalism in Europe written by someone who doesn’t know what neoliberalism is, and hasn’t really paid much attention to Europe.
You can’t understand the chaos of Brexit without understanding the fundamentals of the European Union.
Tommy Robinson wants you to believe he’s a plucky underdog who’s been unfairly repressed. But the British far-right leader is no martyr — just a clever fascist with blood on his hands.
Tory disputes over Brexit are nothing new. But today’s crisis in Theresa May’s party highlights deeper fractures in the Conservative base.
Equating Andrés Manuel López Obrador with Donald Trump may be absurd, but that hasn’t stopped mainstream media from running with it.
The controversies of the last week show the need to be vigilant against antisemitism while remaining steadfast in defense of Palestinian rights.
The extreme center expanded the security state. Now that state is falling into the hands of the Right.
Churchill was no hero — he was a vile racist fanatical about violence and fiercely supportive of imperialism.
1997 was a cultural watershed for a new, “cool” neoliberalism.
The centrist nadir in a nutshell: “Am I really so out of touch? No. It’s the voters who are wrong.”
The Grenfell Tower fire exposed the class violence embedded in London’s rich, gentrifying neighborhoods.
The Tories are doing great in the polls, but their coalition is more fragile than it looks.
The British left’s task isn’t to win the next general election — it’s to fight for the survival of the Labour Party itself.
Trump’s inauguration speech exemplified everything seductive and dangerous about the far right’s rhetoric.
Theresa May’s plans for implementing Brexit will be disastrous for workers.
How David Horowitz went from committed radical to reactionary ally of Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions.
Jeremy Corbyn could use a dose of populist fire. But if that means playing the Right’s game, it will be as unconvincing as it is unprincipled.