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Welcome to the New Statesman’s philosophy column.
Across the world, once-respectable conservative politicians are enabling extremist voices.
The economic historian and social theorist discusses automation and the future of the left.
Philosophers have warned against pleasure since Plato, but Epicurean principles can be the basis of a humane politics aimed at security for all.
Why, for the Frankfurt School, democracy's survival depends on reason and religion.
How decolonisation propelled the growth of low-tax jurisdictions, with lasting economic implications for former colonies.
Climate activists often claim that future generations have the right to inherit a sustainable world, but it is surprisingly difficult to explain why.
The philosopher’s distinction between work and labour should guide our attempts to build a better society.
Far from being purely selfish, those who declare “Not in My Backyard” can be valuable custodians of common goods.
The creation of the Scottish parliament precipitated the collapse of more radical forms of territorial dissent, while failing to address the problems driving them.
Free speech and the culture wars.