John Foster / 08 Jul 2022

Stupid and Dangerous

The Starmer Project: A Journey to the Right, by Oliver Eagleton

Boris Johnson has been a dead man walking for months. His resignation has been more of a relief than a shock.(...)

The Battleground / 21 Mar 2022

Never Mind the News

The Battleground’s Spring Books List

It's easier than ever to lose sight of books. With global crises overtaking our lives every couple of years now, to read anything other than news gets harder by the day.(...)
John Foster / 10 Dec 2021

Postmodern Means Today

Everything, All the Time, Everywhere, by Stuart Jeffries

It’s a problem that won’t go away. Separating postmodernism from socialism, particularly the “cultural Marxists” of the Frankfurt School, remains extremely difficult.(...)

John Foster / 28 May 2021

Rage Against the Machines

Breaking Things at Work, by Gavin Mueller

Technology is so thoroughly imbricated in our lives that questioning it has become taboo. Particularly on the left, where it's synonymous with the emancipation of labour.(...)

The Battleground / 19 Jun 2020

Think Difference

The Battleground’s Summer Book List

2020 will be remembered as the year race broke. Not in a popular sense, to refer to the 1991 Dave Markey documentary about American punk. Rather, as the year that diversity became a subject of crisis, again.(...)
John Foster / 10 Apr 2020

Born to Lose

Joe Biden and the Democrats

When Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination earlier this week, the leftist finally gave Joe Biden what he's been after for four decades: a run at the presidency. (...)

The Battleground / 03 Jan 2020

Reading Europe

The Battleground Guide to Winter Books

Journalists don't read enough books. Blame it on the 24-hour news cycle. If it's not a newspaper, it's social media. Or, if they're trying to disconnect, it's TV.(...)