By John Weeks
Our society faces many problems that require action by our government. As much as we might wish to address climate change and reduce inequality, are the public finances able to fund achievement of these laudable goals? As I show in my new book, The Debt Delusion, … Read More
A new breed of anti-democrats are on the rise – and they’re not sporting swastika tattoos this time.
You’ll find these 21st-century anti-democrats lounging in professorial chairs, clinking glasses at intellectual soirées and delivering their opinions on the faults of the masses straight into camera on primetime.
Bolstered by recent … Read More
The far right has left the political margins for the political mainstream, blurring the distinction between the two. From Jerusalem to London to Washington, nowhere is immune to it. In the last year far right parties entered parliament in Germany and Spain and government in Estonia. In the US, President … Read More
Calling something a ‘conspiracy theory’ is a way to dismiss it as untrue. The term immediately calls to mind tin foil hats and UFOs.
But this is unfair—history is full of examples of outlandish conspiracies that turned out to be real. Take the famous Zinoviev Letter. In 1924, four days … Read More
By Andrei P Tsygankov
I am grateful for the opportunity to blog about my new book Russia and America published by Polity Press in September. When the publisher approached me about writing the book, I responded enthusiastically because the topic has interested me for years and because I have not … Read More
The death of the author has been greatly exaggerated. Most authors are clinically dead, but there are still a few alive and kicking. Lee Child – creator of Jack Reacher – being one of them.
I read his books and reviewed them, then thought I should have a chat with … Read More