As the far right rises across Europe, how can liberal democracies confront populist nationalism? New books by Francis Fukuyama and Kwame Anthony Appiah examine the perils of identity politics – but their solutions do not go far enough.
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.
History shows that the US has often been far nobler than many of the politicians chosen to guide it.
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.
The internet has provided sanctuary for fervent followers of infamous serial killers.
China’s leader points to external enemies but his biggest problems are at home.
Helen Lewis, Linda Grant, Kate Maltby, Sarah Ditum, Janice Turner & Caroline Criado Perez on the strengths and weaknesses of the feminist rallying call
After ten years of wrongheaded and brutal spending cuts, Keynes’s warning that bad economics produces political extremism is more important than ever.
Horrifying, mysterious and sentient, our guts are the link between life and death – and if we understood their power we might be happier
As academics link national and international instability to suicide, the EU referendum’s impact on our wellbeing is starting to become clear.