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Fascism: the most abused term in America

25 September 2020 5:34 am

A well-dressed young man walks down the Potsdamer Straße in Berlin, days before the end of March in 1933. He’s…

Coronavirus shouldn't be used as an excuse to expand the state

24 March 2020 2:28 am

Since this is the nearest most of us have ever got to living under the Blitz, I’ve been re-reading George…

The rise – and disastrous fall – of the kibbutz

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are part of a breed of socialists who argue that this time will be different.…

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The eve of the Bernie-Warren online battle

21 September 2019 2:59 am

The great ‘Bernie vs. Warren’ online wars have yet to fully commence, and the current state of affairs resembles something…

The next election will be a referendum – on Corbynism

7 September 2019 9:00 am

The next general election will have been precipitated by, and will inevitably be fought over, Brexit. Yet it will also…

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Rise of the comrade babies

7 August 2019 2:15 am

If you elected to build a library dedicated to the subject of Human Folly, the place would end up as…

Let’s choose our politicians by random selection

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Athens Standing right below the Acropolis, where pure democracy began because public officials were elected by lot, I try to…

Of course the young like socialism – they’re taught to

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It beggars belief that Jeremy Corbyn can, with a straight face, announce that capitalism has failed and we’d all be…

Illustration of Maduro wheelbarrowing money into a grave with a headstone marked 'Venezuela'

Venezuela’s great socialist experiment has brought a country to its knees

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Imagine if Theresa May suddenly announced that her government was going to devalue the pound by 96 per cent; increase…

The poorer I get, the more capitalist I become

26 May 2018 9:00 am

‘What a fabulous tan, where did you get it? said one of my fellow lunch guests as we entered the…

The mystery of socialism’s enduring appeal

23 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the mysteries of our age is why socialism continues to appeal to so many people. Whether in the…

India in a day

17 August 2017 1:00 pm

Bold programming by the powers-that-be at Radio 4 meant it was possible to listen to all seven episodes of Ayeesha…

I became a Conservative thanks to a little winged rabbit called Pookie

2 April 2016 9:00 am

His father’s dental cast, writes Graham Greene near the beginning of The Power and the Glory ‘had been [Trench’s] favourite…

Maxim Gorky’s revolutionaries are ready for martyrdom

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Maxim Gorky was trumpeted as ‘the great proletarian writer’ by Soviet critics, who considered his novel The Mother one of…

Map of the Island of Utopia, book frontispiece, 1563

Even Corbyn would find Thomas More’s Utopia too leftwing

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Thomas More’s 1516 classic is a textbook for our troubled times, says William Cook

An Inspector Calls is poisonous, revisionist propaganda - which is why the luvvies love it

19 September 2015 8:00 am

What a load of manipulative, hysterical tosh is An Inspector Calls. It wasn’t a work with which I was familiar…

The Tories are now the party of the many — Labour is the party of the few

2 May 2015 9:00 am

When election day dawns, it’s worth bearing in mind that two million more people will be going to work than when…

This election has made me understand how it felt to be a lefty under Thatcher

2 May 2015 9:00 am

On the weekend of 25 April 2015 I started to believe that the party I supported might not win an…

Anders Brievik: lonely computer-gamer on a killing spree

14 March 2015 9:00 am

In 2011, Anders Breivik murdered 69 teenagers in a socialist summer camp outside the Norwegian capital of Oslo, and eight…

Don’t you dare tell me to check my privilege

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Welcome to feminism in the age of intersectionality

What took Francis Mitterrand to the top?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Of a dashing political rival, François Mitterrand once remarked: He was more intelligent than I was, he thought faster than…

George Galloway's one-man mission to save the Union

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Can George Galloway keep Scotland in Britain?