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Paul Mason is a New Statesman contributing writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News, he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His latest book is Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being.
The right’s new fusion of prejudice and public spending only works for so long. People want a decent and tolerant society.
By treating far-right extremism as a law enforcement issue, governments are failing to prevent its spread.
I supported Keir Starmer for the leadership, and would do so again. But this cannot go on.
As Boris Johnson announced an extra £16bn for the Ministry of Defence, the potential costs of modern combat to our democracy have never been higher.
As the world divides into regional superpowers – the US, China and the EU – Britain cannot stand alone.
The electoral battles of the future require a new left populism or a more formal alliance between liberalism and the left.
By waging war against the grassroots, the Democratic National Committee reduced itself to a vote-management machine.
Should Joe Biden become president, he will face a four-year campaign of far-right resistance.
The Greater Manchester mayor has demonstrated passion and authority at a moment of emergency.
Boris Johnson’s calamitous response to the pandemic has exposed Britain’s deep democratic decay.