History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.
The UK’s ‘World-Beating’ Rhetoric: A Distraction From Reality?
Iain Overton looks at the hyperbole around post-Brexit Britain, and how nationalist exceptionalism blinds us to our real problems and their remedies
Professors, Power and Projection: the Case of Matthew Goodwin
Martin Shaw looks at Goodwin's new book and its claims that Britain is run by a ‘woke’ new elite
Geopolitical Hypocrisies: TikTok, Insecurity and Sino-US Relations
Chris Ogden shows how the logical extension of banning the Chinese platform for its data collection would be to clamp down on other forms of social media, including Facebook and Google
Democracy in Crisis: What Next? Populism or Woke Capitalism?
With inflation up, growth down, and 80% of Britons unsatisfied with the political system, Matthew Gwyther explores a catastrophic loss of faith in our economic system
The Upside Down: Homo Loquens – Why We Learned to Talk
It’s not hard to see how the evolution of cooperation and the evolution of language are mutually reinforcing, writes John Mitchinson
‘When COVID Said My Name’
Penny Pepper shares her thoughts on finally catching the virus as a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable disabled person
Former President Proves Russia is Pursuing Modern-Day Fascism
The claims of Dmitry Medvedev denying the existence of Ukraine remove all doubt about the Kremlin's genocidal thinking. But what of its totalitarian methods?