Ian Leslie is a writer, author of CURIOUS: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, and writer/presenter of BBC R4's Before They Were Famous.
A belief in democracy means accepting the crowd is wiser than you are as an individual.
The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.
The nightmare of a Trump presidency and a Brexit vote ain't gonna happen, says Ian Leslie.
The question now is whether Trump can do to Hillary Clinton what he did to the Republican establishment.
Whether you're John McDonnell or Jose Mourinho, it's not a good look, says Ian Leslie.
The Messianic restlessness of the justice secretary.
A politician who uses the nirvana fallacy gains an easy rhetorical advantage. But it's a double-edged sword.
Tony Blair would never have talked to Conservative voters they way his successors have talked to Corbynites.
As Labour tries to explain its defeat, look out for the following untruths.
There is a kind of brilliant madness to the idea that the best people to decide the direction of a large country are all of the people that live in it.
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