A new “accelerationist” movement, defined by its embrace of technological determinism, represents a threat to the ethical socialist tradition and liberal democracy.
Or, as has happened before, the French may suddenly summon their revolutionary spirit and choose to disavow him.
Guardiola is a philosopher, at least as football understands the term.
Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.
The Syrian president is now far more secure than in 2013, when the West decided not to intervene. The latest air strikes do not change that.
The first in a New Statesman series examining the reality of the age of austerity – and how it is affecting people’s lives.
The West has still not reckoned with its first mistake in Syria: demanding the removal of Assad.
Downing Street’s legal advice said it was to “alleviate overwhelming humanitarian suffering”. How it achieved this was not explained.
It seems swivel-eyed to condemn rhetorical “attacks” and blithely ignore physical ones.
The Home Secretary’s sin is not incompetence, but cowardice.
How atheisms are imitating the religions they claim to reject.
Hard knocks and Hollywood adventures in new memoirs by Gucci Mane, Wiley and U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Our leaders need to act like the outbreak has already started – because for all we know it may have.
It is 50 years since his notorious “rivers of blood” speech. Yet, in the intervening decades, Powell’s ideas have entered the political mainstream to take revenge on a complacent establishment.
The Peruvian writer’s The King is Always Above the People dazzles with allegorical power and satire.
: In The Wandering Vine: Wine, the Romans and Me, Nina Caplan blends travel, history, thinking and drinking.
To Throw Away Unopened tests her understanding of herself against the story of her parents’ marriage and deaths.
For women in music, being described most of the time by men is just par for the course.
This tale of the “coughing major” is a nostalgic romp through the rise of reality television.
The provocative auteur talks to Ryan Gilbey about sex at 71, her obsession with Juliette Binoche and why his questions are “maybe a little bit pretentious.”
In Kearney, the BBC has (for once) identified the right star.
She has raised the bar of pop music so high that her musical contemporaries can only crane their necks and gawk, open-mouthed, at her towering talent.
Here is the clever bit: they always, for some reason that I cannot possibly fathom, choose a nice young woman to call me up, and be extra friendly.
Each week in the UK, 84 men kill themselves – three times the number of women.
The NHS performs so many miracles every day – in comparison, feeding the sick should be a doddle.
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