Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
Is the “Muslim ban” the brainchild of a chaotic narcissist or a budding authoritarian?
If those born in “undesirable” countries are banned from the US, the message is that they can never truly be British citizens.
It's a wildly unsophisticated analysis that ignores the fact that all politics is inflected by identity.
When Pankaj Mishra describes a “postmodern collage rather than a coherent doctrine”, he inadvertently summarises his own book.
Why do I feel so angry and anxious about Donald Trump? Because I've seen what happens when you can't trust your own mind.
The voting power of pensioners has long had a distorting effect on British politics.
It's tempting to move on from 2016 as soon as possible. But before we do, let's hand out the awards for the best political moments of the year.
See you on the other side of the turkey marathon.
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Talking about being white American, or being religious, isn’t considered "identity politics". But that doesn't mean people don't identify with those traits.