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“I called my wife and said, ‘Get me some black gloves.’”
The End of History author on what Karl Marx got right, the rivals to liberal democracy and why he fears a US-China war.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
For decades, Bolsonaro was considered too toxic to be taken seriously – now people wonder if he can be stopped at all.
Over ten months, three writers submitted 20 deliberately ridiculous papers to peer-reviewed academic journals specialising in critical theory.
When the city falls to the regime, through blood or by negotiation, the war against Assad will, finally, be lost.
Any prospect of a serious discussion about balancing rights has been squashed by hair-trigger accusations of bigotry.
A Brexit that is too soft to secure the support of Tory ultra-Brexiteers will also struggle to retain the support of Labour’s band of Leavers.
If I am offered the new service from Royal Mail as part of the government’s loneliness strategy, I’ll say I’d prefer earlier and more reliable deliveries.
The director of Fahrenheit 11/9 explains what Hitler and Trump have in common, and why he’s hopeful for the new wave of left-wing candidates politicised by decades of corporate greed.
With a declining Catholic church, a gay premier and a politically astute citizenry, Ireland has come of age. But on the border old wounds are reopening.
Europe is once again divided – this time between liberalism’s defenders in the west and north, and states in the south and east who increasingly reject it.
Akhavan gently teases her characters, where a lazier comedy would rely on straightforward mockery.
Sullivan and Smith have little in common, but both are creating urgent, skilful work.
A new poem by Jamie McKendrick.
Throughout his presidency, Obama read ten letters from US citizens every day, slipped to him in a purple folder.
Overcome adversity, nurture great ambition, and never aggrandise yourself – leadership lessons, from Lincoln to LBJ.
Early female socialists never figure in any roll-call of great suffragettes, because they objected on principle to a campaign that would leave so many disenfranchised.
In this Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel, as elsewhere, Josipovici favours a sort of insidious obliqueness.
Plus: This Country, the mockumentary to beat them all.
Marcello Fonte is brilliant in this character study of a father of one who runs a pooch parlour in a decaying beachfront town near Naples.
Most striking was just how ingrained are a politician’s locutions and phrasing.
As a serial murderer of house plants I’m relieved to find that, in theory at least, “starters are actually really hard to kill”.
The deadline for my removal from the apartment approaches – I have about six weeks.
Hallucinations in children are more common than you might think.
Alan Shearer, his eyes tight, his forehead crinkled, is allowed to tell us exactly what it is we have all just seen.
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