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...

Eurozone reform: dominion by technocracy?

After the formation of the grand coalition government in Germany and Macron’s pro-integration push, the discussion on reforming the Eurozone’s architecture has moved to...

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...

Against the War: the People’s peace

Once again in the history of humankind, the world seems on the brisk of disaster. Early in the morning of Saturday 14 April, US,...

The battle for lost sovereignty, beyond Catalan secessionism

When the roller-coaster that is Catalan Secessionism seems to be at a peak, the next day surprises us with another loop-the-loop; a peaceful unconstitutional...

Left Populism from the Hungarian Perspective

A great challenge for the left is how to comply with both Marxist (especially Gramscian) and post-structuralist (Laclau-Mouffian) ideas about politics. How can this...

Messiah Musk

‘Elon Musk is my God’, ‘My favourite human being’, ‘This guy is the future!’, ‘Find a way to make him immortal!’. Exclamations like these...

“A Hostile Environment” – Immigration in Contemporary Britain

This weekend The New Pretender brings you a republication of this short article, on the Windrush Scandal, Race and the Criminalisation of Immigration in Contemporary Britain,...

Why are we Pretending? A Final Inventory Check upon Leaving Europe

Why should radicals look to 'pretenders' for inspiration? Amy Westwell and Cailean Gallagher trace the history of wild and illegitimate claims to power and...

Is Macronism Thatcherism?

Last year, during the campaign for the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron claimed a centrist position, distancing himself from both "Thatcher and...