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It wasn’t the Russians – it was us. We did this to ourselves. We decided to dismantle our democracy. With not inconsiderable support from American vested interests. (More…)

On Thursday, Donald Trump called for America’s November election to be postponed. This has been expected for some time. (More…)

I’d asked him to leave our building. “Jew,” he snarled in German.”Jews control the world.” (More…)

British capitalism found a great friend in the Russian oligarchy. (More…)

History was at a standstill. The two months that the German capital was under lockdown made its residents seem as though time had stopped. It felt like the end of the world was nigh. Sidewalks were empty. Stores were closed. The hum of traffic had even disappeared. (More…)

Combining elements of minimal techno in the great African American tradition of Detroit and Chicago with dubstep, avant-garde jazz, and spoken-word, Speaker Music’s new “emergency” album Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry delivers bass that is as compelling as it is challenging. (More…)

Open borders and liberal technocrats. It couldn’t be any more of a caricature than that. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock the last decade, that’s the EU to its Fleet Street critics and their MAGA mates in the United States. (More…)

Last week, I wrote at length about Set the Night on Fire, the definitive history of radical Los Angeles in the 1960s, co-written by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener. This might be the apotheosis of Davis’s career as a historian of the city. (More…)

In the wake of the police murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Black Lives Matter (BLM) has become a ubiquitous slogan and a powerful network of African American-led organisations fighting for racial justice in the United States. (More…)