Challenging “Gender Ideology”: (Anti-)Gender Politics in Europe’s Populist Moment | Jenny...

In this long-read article for The New Pretender Jenny Gunnarsson Payne offers an in-depth analysis of the emergence and power of so-called “Anti-Gender”  movements and campaigns both here in...

Is Marxism coming back? The resurgence of the Left in Europe...

In this weekend’s long-read article, Grigoris Markou surveys the re-emergence of Marxist and Communist ideas in contemporary political discourse. Tracing the relationship between Marxism and...

Forgotten populists: the Knights of Labor and the American Left

In this fascinating article, Steven Parfitt draws lessons from the rise and fall of the Knights of Labor —the first left populist movement and...

The EU cannot be democratised —here’s why

As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national...

Book Review: The Populist Radical Left in Europe edited by Giorgios...

In The Populist Radical Left in Europe, editors Giorgios Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis bring together contributors to explore populist radical left movements across Europe, discussing examples...

‘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...

Fabio De Masi (Aufstehen): “We want to put the left back...

Fabio De Masi is a German MP for the left-wing party, Die Linke. Last August, he co-founded Aufstehen ('Get Up'), a new German left-wing...

Promise and Populism in Mexico

Today, as Mexico is electing its new president, The New Pretender offers an analysis of the campaign of the left populist candidate Andrés Manual López...

Is Left-Wing Populism Still Relevant?

Left-wing populism has been on the rise in recent years especially in Europe and the United States. However, after the experiences of SYRIZA, Podemos...

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...