August 28, 2020

How can it be true that the post-Cold War settlement has left an almost universal feeling of aggrievement? That is the question Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes set out to answer in The Light That Failed by examining three case studies: Orban’s Hungary, Putin’s Russia a...

August 16, 2020

In the new normal we find ourselves in, it's natural to procrastinate. Which usually leads to binging Netflix. In an effort to correct this, I stumbled upon a book I had been meaning to read since Christmas- North Korea Journal by Michael Palin- and ended up finishing...

July 31, 2020

Why can’t we all just get along? It sounds a reasonable and legitimate question, but it is one too many of us have failed to take heed of in recent years. To suggest that our politics has become increasingly polarised within the last decade is perhaps one of the few qu...

July 27, 2020

During lockdown, a maelstrom of Twitter accounts have emerged that meticulously judge the décor, artwork and bookshelves of television pundits, providing a rare glimpse into the lives of the commentariat. One of the lesser known of these accounts, @CaroOnRoomRater, is...

July 20, 2020

What does it mean to have privilege? The definition takes many forms. I believe privilege is having an advantage within society, not always because of merit or hard work. That privilege could be economical, based on where someone is born. Financially, the Royal Family...

July 6, 2020

How can socialists build a political movement that has genuine mainstream appeal while remaining faithful to their principles? After reading Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right, it is clear that Michael Brooks, the book’s author and a key figure in...

June 26, 2020

‘Ruling Britannia’ is perfect for understanding why political reform is necessary.

Andrew Marr has been an astute, dominant political commentator for decades. Formerly Political Editor at the BBC, he has hosted the flagship ‘Andrew Marr Show’ every Sunday for 15 years,...

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