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.
Britain looks down on nations ruled by dictators and corrupt demagogues. But in Johnson we have a charlatan of our own who is perilously close to winning power.
States such as Saudi Arabia, Russia and China are showing a brazen disregard for the rules-based international order.
The message from Barack Obama’s victory in the 2012 election was that Latino America holds the balance of power. But in Texas, it seems — despite Bush’s best efforts — that hasn’t yet sunk in to Republican minds.
To us the conflict might seem futile, but the soldiers who fought saw things very differently. The deaths of millions changed the shape of the world.
We need a renewed critique of capitalism – but is discouraging the lifestyle of educated young people and promoting the “ethical family” really the answer?
At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, was one brilliant, self-assured British economist right and all the assembled statesmen wrong?
In Trafalgar Square and in the countryside, revellers went hand-in-hand in circles singing songs round the flames.
This month, 100 years ago, the war ended. But had it lasted into 1919 the future of the world might have been very different.
With a foreword by actor Michael Sheen, a new book of portraits and interviews gives a voice to people affected by social issues such as austerity, Brexit, deindustrialisation, nationalism and cuts to public services.
How did the doll’s house, a potent image in fiction and literature for centuries, finally saturate film and television?