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Stupidity is failure’s mental scaffolding: those in its grip worsen problems even as they try to think them through.
Critical race theory has been denounced by Donald Trump and by the Conservative Party – but what does it stand for?
New documentaries featuring David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg are uneasy about their stars' hero status.
By buying their way into academic, scientific and cultural institutions, the rich have quietly undermined democracy.
Statues are nothing more than a stone supplement to the preposterous honours system – and they should be removed.
Rick Perlstein's Reaganland charts the conservative counter-revolution that moved the US to the right.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown why we must transform an economy that too often rewards the safety of rent-seeking over truly creative enterprise.
Steve Bannon, Russia’s Alexander Dugin and Brazil’s Olavo de Carvalho are united by their affinity with a spiritual movement that fundamentally rejects modernity.
The age of liberal triumphalism has ended, but it should not be replaced by one of progressive defeatism.
The full transition from the Bonn Republic to the Berlin Republic will take decades longer.
The contempt for international law shown by both nations is a betrayal of the postwar order they helped to create.