Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Would you sign up for a perilous journey, knowing that you’ve got just one shot at making the human race a bit better, a bit braver?
The left have been painted as tasteless, heartless people trying to make political capital out of Thatcher’s death. Only the government is allowed to do that, says Laurie Penny.
By 70, will I be screeching about immigrants from an enormous throne made of my clippings?
The pictures from Steubenville don’t just show a girl being raped. They show that rape being condoned, encouraged, celebrated. What type of culture could possibly produce such pictures?
The left has no monopoly on political correctness. Just try being rude about Margaret Thatcher. Right now, the list of things we’re not allowed to say about the rich and powerful is getting longer - and not just for professional writers.
Systematic abuse happens when the system is abusive.
Laurie Penny reports from Cairo.
Britain only permits two types of outrage today: dog-whistle disgust for the extremely poor and spanielish devotion to the aristocracy.
In the end, it was in our name.
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