Josh White / 08 Apr 2024

The Coming Britain

Austerity Without Neoliberalism

Keir Starmer may be the luckiest Labour leader in history. Thanks to fourteen years of Tory misrule, he looks set to become PM.(...)

Basilio Korman / 07 Jul 2023

Twilight of a Populist

The End of Silvio Berlusconi

It’s often written that Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes lasted almost thirty years, from 1994 to his death in 2023. But this is not true.(...)

John Foster / 16 Dec 2022

Fantasy Island

Free Market: The History of an Idea, by Jacob Soll

It’s as though the 1980s never happened. For many Gen Xers like me, until the 2008 financial crisis, the free market was the only game in town.(...)

Josh White / 18 Jul 2022

Last Days of Neoliberalism

London 2012 Nostalgia

Take the Overground to Hackney Wick. Get off there and walk into the nearby maze of decay and graffiti. Believe it or not, this is not far from the regeneration hub of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.(...)

Portugal in the house. Paris, May Day 2018
John Foster / 11 Oct 2019

Survival of the Leftists

The Portuguese Way

The results from the recent federal elections in Portugal give certain grounds for optimism. There, unlike elsewhere in Europe, the main social democratic party tacked to the left rather than the right. (...)

Josh White / 07 Jun 2019

Dead Country

The Theresa May Legacy

It’s hard to believe that Theresa May was once seen as Thatcher 2.0. The British press would regularly say that May will run the country for the next 10 years.(...)

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