The Interrogation Room

The spectre of Jacques Derrida haunts the world. Sixteen years after his death, he remains one of the most polarising figures in Western intellectual life, lauded and reviled in equal measure. (More…)

Nationalism is a synonym for prejudice. It’s a throwback to a time when citizenship was equivalent to ethnicity. If you look different or speak a language that’s hard to understand, you must surely come from somewhere else. (More…)

Before COVID-19, Prague was visited every year by millions of tourists looking for cheap beer and spectacular architecture. (More…)

Brexit is nowhere near being over. Regardless of whether a deal is concluded between the UK and EU, the process of disentangling the two will be felt for decades to come. Mostly, in the British Isles. (More…)

Turkic languages are spoken by an estimated 200 million people in countries and territories extending from Siberia, China, Central Asia to Turkey, the Middle East and the Balkans. (More…)

Brexit will turn out badly. Not just for the United Kingdom. That’s a given. But Ireland, too. Including the British-occupied north. (More…)

Why are all the artists minorities? It’s a problem typical to countries which built their wealth on the Global South. Eventually, the money stops flowing, and the locals follow you home. (More…)

Last year, as the UK approached its original March 31st Brexit deadline,  The Battleground interviewed British Green MEP Molly Scott Cato about defending democracy, fighting fascism and false narratives. (More…)

As far as band names go, Adrestia couldn’t be better. The goddess of revolt in Greek mythology, it’s astonishing no one used it until now. Leave it to a political punk group from Sweden, with a fondness for vintage death metal, to seize the day. (More…)