Why Populists cannot control Pandemics

By Aviezer Tucker

The failures of populist leaders in the United States, Brazil, and the United Kingdom to control the outbreak of the COVID 19 plague stand out against successes of some Western European countries in reducing infection, hospitalization and death rates.  Populists waited for too long before they closed … Read More

In Defence of Democracy


By Roslyn Fuller
I won’t lie – when I got the email from Polity asking me to write a book defending democracy, I was delighted. Yes, wedging writing an entire book into your life on a short timeframe means you don’t get a lot of sleep, but that’s a small … Read More

Against Hate

Extract from Against Hate by Carolin Emcke

“Sometimes I wonder whether I should envy them. Sometimes I wonder how they do it: how they hate the way they do. How they can be so sure of themselves. Because the haters have to be at least that: sure. Otherwise they would … Read More