Category: Social Policy

19 January, 2015

Ramin Nassehi

GDP Fetishism

Ramin Nassehi on the use and abuse of the ubiquitous economic indicator

24 November, 2014

Karthick Manoharan

Introduce a Little Anarchy

Manoharan considers the limits of the moral superiority of anarchism in the latest collection of Chomsky's essays.

28 October, 2013

Gabriel Roberts

Ecological Boredom

George Monbiot's call for a "rewilding" of both ecosystems and the people that inhabit them is confused in its vague definition of that term.

10 June, 2013

Luke Brunning

A Structure of the Psyche

Strictly hyphenated manic-depression is posited as a genre of mental experience in a timely look at bipolar disorder.

16 May, 2013

Dominic Davies

Minority Groups: Rivals or Allies?

16 December, 2012

Kalika Sands

The Possibility of Sanity

Sarah Wise brings narrative elegance and scholarly rigour to her study of Victorian madness, Kalika Sands writes.

18 November, 2012

Joe Kennedy

Mapping the Contradictions

Slavoj Žižek's latest is a familiar rehearsal of his ideological analysis, taking aim at the "salaried bourgeoisie", Joe Kennedy writes.

Liz Sawyer

The Cloud of Unknowing

Liz Sawyer reports on former BBC Director General Mark Thompson's classically-inspired call for a renewed public discourse.

4 November, 2012

Owen Hopkins

Urban Renaissance Travelogue

A New Kind of Bleak is an acerbic, if sometimes alienating critique of pseudo-modernism, finds Owen Hopkins.

7 October, 2012

Houman Barekat

The Imperialism of PE

Houman Barekat finds Marc Perelman's Barbaric Sport unconvincing, and laced with contempt for 'the spectating mass'.