“The Centre Cannot Hold”: Reflections on the Irish Presidential Election |...

In this article Gary Hussey turns his eye to the recent Irish Presidential Elections which not only saw the return to the Aras the...

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...

Black Lives Matter, Covid-19 and the Scene of Politics | Hasret...

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will” – Frederick Douglass “I feel that if we don’t take seriously the ways...

Judith Butler and the Ethics & Politics of Non-Violence | Hasret...

In this article Hasret Çetinkaya reports on Judith Butler’s recent Agnes Cuming lectures at University College Dublin in January 2019. Çetinkaya’s article exceeds simply...

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...

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...

[Brexit] “You can check out any time you like, But you...

In this article, Chris Bambery takes a sober step back and analyses what Brexit is really about and what opportunities it offers for radical change...

The anti-populist effect of the progressive Left – a real concern...

In this weeks long read, Alice Masoni contributes to the New Pretenders analysis of anti-populism. Masoni writes about anti-populist rhetoric and its capacity to reproduce the...

The first step is admitting that you’re a worker –...

Modelling might seem like atypical work, a vocation that doesn’t have a lot in common with more regular jobs. That is the prevalent image...

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...