How the counterculture fell prey to the far-right’s conspiracy theories.
Do new technologies make autocrats impossible to overthrow?
The end of the United Kingdom is a prospect we should welcome.
Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.
The government retreats for billionaires, while smashing down our doors.
Full-scale participatory democracy would change everything. It has the same revolutionary potential as the universal franchise and women’s suffrage.
The opaque and secretive networks on which Boris Johnson builds his power.
Are Trump and Johnson paving the way for fascism, or for something different, but just as bad?
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is not so much a democratic leader as a monarch with a five-year term.
When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are heading towards a very dark place.
It’s not just governments we need to change, but the entire, top-down, 19th Century political system. And we can start, right now, in our towns and cities.
Don’t despair: we will fight back, and, eventually, return stronger than before.
The political parties have finally woken up to the environmental crisis. But the media hasn’t
The current Labour Party has a weak instinct for power. This undermines its chances, but it reflects some rare and important traits.
If politicians genuinely respected “the people’s will”, they would let us express it between elections.
By understanding the psychological buttons they’re pressing, we can stop demagogues from destroying our democracy.
Neoliberalism has stalled, so the fanatics in government are using Brexit to revive it.
Why are so many nations now led by extravagant buffoons? Because the nature of capitalism has changed.
Our toxic political system produces toxic leaders. We should design a system that rewards kindness and honesty.
The government’s refusal to respond to our democratic emergency is one symptom of systemic political failure