The long con

The success of the Conservatives in the UK’s general election could be seen as a triumph of spin, or its last dying thrash. The future will depend on how well the progressive parties understand their failure, and how a more compelling and realistic narrative of the last forty years could better serve them. The UK... Continue Reading →

National disgrace

This is a week when it’s hard not to think about nationalism and identity. I’m going to join in the chorus. English nationalism has mostly been a bundle of contradictions, an incoherent mishmash of arrogance and self-doubt. In the 19th century a sense of entitlement, superiority and greed fired the expansion of an unprecedented empire,... Continue Reading →

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