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Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
People don’t like to be reminded of their own moral relativism when their homes are underwater.
It is difficult to refute the reality of suffering when the death toll is still being reckoned.
Doctor Who isn’t any old show, in the same way that a wedding isn’t just any old party.
The rock-star activist and author on how the rise of Donald Trump could startle the global left into finally getting its act together.
The only way to stop this sort of human monster completely is to become like them.
A nation has decided that preaching hatred is non-violent protected speech, but standing outside shouting, holding a sign and wearing black is an act of violence punishable by years in jail.
Mental health problems are no excuse for bigotry and abuse - even if you're the president.
Trump is a unifying president: for his opponents.
The inauguration of the new president is so fraught because America sees itself as exceptional.
The rise of bullshit, from George Orwell to Donald Trump.