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The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has been presented by American media as an important step in addressing police violence against people of colour. (More…)

“Why should I worry about deviating from the masses when I am also me and myself? Am I not a mass? Am I not already a collective? Do I not contain multitudes?”  (More…)

In an essay on German culture in the years immediately following World War II, historian Anson Rabinbach bemoaned the Federal Republic’s post-fascist politics. (More…)

A concrete platform occupies a bend in the road in the El Roquetes neighbourhood of Barcelona. It overlooks a dusty playground and a climbing wall, and then beyond the broad sweep of the city and the azure sea. (More…)

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…)

The threat posed by climate change is among the most common of concerns repeated these days. All too often it’s expressed by the sort of person who is as unlikely to do anything. (More…)

Americans are fond of mouthing Senator Daniel Moynihan’s most famous bon mot: “You have a right to your own opinions, but you don’t have right to your own facts.” (More…)

Whoever said it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism (Slavoj Žižek and Frederic Jameson are both blamed,) it’s a quote that has legs because it’s true. (More…)

The middle class is the quintessential American category. It’s of foundational significance, although it is only since the Reagan era that it has had its current degree of political cachet. (More…)