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Richard Seymour is a writer, broadcaster and activist. His latest book is The Twittering Machine (Indigo Press)
The David Cameron lobbying scandal is just one example of the revolving door in Westminster between private capital and public office.
The seasonal symbolism of the government’s unlocking plans allows it to conceal the politics of its decision-making behind the rhythms of the natural world.
Joe Biden’s gains in low-density, semi-rural residential communities is a story of spatial realignment, and also of political realignment among classes, ethnicities and religions.
After contracting Covid-19, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro revived the ideology of state immortality.
Why the hard right is fighting lockdown.
This is not the enlightened self-interest of classical liberalism – it is a movement fascinated with the prospect of annihilation, giddy for destructive adventure.
The term was once gushingly applied to uprisings against corrupt regimes, but social media has since become associated with darker political developments, with Isis using it to build a global theocratic army.