Making socialism sexy

Despite the near consensus around the urgent need for action on the ecological problems we face, as well as the majority interest for greater...

Jacqueline Best – Why we need to stop letting economic crises...

This weekend The New Pretender brings you a republication of this short article, on the contemporary economic crises and the political challenges and opportunities they create,...

‘We are witnessing the rise of a neo-liberal populism’ – Interview with...

Jorge Moruno is a sociologist of Work, and former head of discourse for the Podemos movement, of which he was a founding member. In...

The Decline of Political Judgment: Moralistic Responses to the Populist Moment

In this article Liam Farrell offers a set of critical reflections on the decline of political judgment in contemporary political debates around the emergence of populist politics...

Bright Flight

Per Rolandsson discusses why Scandinavian culture has become so popular among the liberal middle-classes. Is it fascism, racism, or escapism? Escaping the reality of today’s...

An Introduction to Populism: Interview with Yannis Stavrakakis

For the launching of The New Pretender we would like to introduce our readers to one of the most eminent international scholars on populism. In our...

Community organising and left-wing populism

Recently put under the spotlight in France by Melenchon supporters, Saul Alinsky's "community organizing" intends to politicize the everyday life of  working classes by...

Chantal Mouffe: “Corbyn represents the implementation of a left populist strategy”

In this article, Chantal Mouffe, philosopher, professor at the University of Westminster and theoretician of left-wing populism, proffers an analysis of the strategy of...

The Working-Class or the People? New Perspectives

Fighting for the "working-class" or uniting the "people"? New question, old issue. In this piece, Anton Jäger explains how American communists went through a similar debate...

Ireland: ‘We have people without homes and homes without people. Mission...

In this short piece Liam Farrell argues that recent acts of naming the Irish Republic, either as a 'Vulture Republic', or as a 'Republic...