No, the United States is Not the Home of Democracy

As events unfolded at the Capitol last week, I was repeatedly confronted with variations of the same statement: that the US is the home of democracy, that it is synonymous with democracy, that its central mission is democratic in content and form. This was repeated to such an extraordinary extent – on the news, in podcasts, and on social media More...

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By admin On Friday, January 8th, 2021
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You Thought Britain’s Media Was Rightwing? By 2024 It Will Be Much, Much Worse

Before 2021, Britain already had the most rightwing press of any liberal democracy. Last October, newspapers owned by Viscount Rothermere – a close friend of David Cameron and a tax-avoiding ‘non-dom’ More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Covid Restrictions Next Winter

As Boris Johnson passes legislation for a lockdown until the end of March, and after Chris Whitty suggested we might still need covid restrictions next winter, should we abandon hope of a covid-free post pandemic More...

By admin On Monday, December 28th, 2020
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The Rapid Development of Covid Vaccines Shows How Healthcare Will Completely Change. But Who Will Benefit?

There is a quote I keep returning to. While I don’t entirely agree with it, it nevertheless captures the gulf between our inherited social values and the technological possibilities of the 21st century: “We More...

By admin On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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After the Robots: Aaron Benanav on Work, Automation and Utopia

Everyone’s heard about the rise of the robots: they’re going to put us out of jobs, Skynet is going to usher in a miserable dystopia, or a friendly AI will automate everything we hate, freeing us to More...

By admin On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
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The Year in Review

At the turn of the decade nearly 12 months ago, some said that we were on the verge of entering a new Roaring ’20s. How prescient they turned out to be. One pandemic and a global economic freefall later, More...

By admin On Monday, December 14th, 2020
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London Into Tier 3 Lockdown

As cases surge, London is entering a Tier 3 lockdown. But with schools staying open, is time running out to prevent carnage this Christmas? #TyskySour with Michael Walker and Ash Sarkar. Novara Media  More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2020
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Green Capitalism Will Never Succeed in Tackling Climate Breakdown

The scale of climate breakdown is unfathomable. At present, the future holds repeated devastating droughts, flooding and storms. The cost of inaction will be unprecedented displacement, death and destruction. Faced More...

By admin On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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Deal or No-Deal

Boris Johnson has said a no-deal Brexit is now “very, very likely.” Is the prime minister just bluffing or is Britain about to go over the Brexit cliff-edge? With Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial. Novara More...

By admin On Friday, December 11th, 2020
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The Bodies on the Gears: How to Blow Up a Pipeline

What would it mean to take climate change as seriously as it demands to be taken? What kinds of political action are adequate to the climate crisis? Why are states acting so slowly, and so inadequately? And why More...