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.
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.
With a campaign fought around their opposition to Brexit, the Lib Dems overturn Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority.
Nuttall has inherited a fractured party, with funding issues and Nigel Farage's ego to manage. Yet his boldness has many in Labour worried.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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