Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
The only way to stop this sort of human monster completely is to become like them.
A nation has decided that preaching hatred is non-violent protected speech, but standing outside shouting, holding a sign and wearing black is an act of violence punishable by years in jail.
Mental health problems are no excuse for bigotry and abuse - even if you're the president.
Trump is a unifying president: for his opponents.
The inauguration of the new president is so fraught because America sees itself as exceptional.
The rise of bullshit, from George Orwell to Donald Trump.
The key difference between the liar and the bullshit artist is that the liar has at least some regard for the truth.
Alongside the icons we lost in 2016, we're mourning for a world that felt like it was changing for the better.
Getting locked out on the coldest night of the year lead Laurie Penny to an unexpected encounter with two Brexiteers.
The wife of the bully-in-chief speaking out against online harassment could be seen as a desperate, veiled cry for help.
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