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...

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...

POPULISM AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY | An Interview with Giorgos...

In this week's article, we reprint an interview from the Political Observer on Populism with Giorgos Katsambekis addressing many thorny issues of contemporary democracy. Left-wing populist...

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...

Amok Runners: Crisis of Patriarchy and Gender Violence in Turkey |...

In this long read and original essay for the New Pretender, Alev Özkazanç writes about the prevalence of gender based violence against women and members...

Catherine Rottenberg: How Neoliberalism Colonised Feminism – and what you can...

In this short article, Catherine Rottenberg argues that feminism as a political identity and project, has increasingly become part of the discourse of neoliberalism....

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...

Repeal the 8th – Women’s Bodies, Anti-Colonial Struggle and a...

In this weeks special report / long-read article Hasret Cetinkaya writes about the Repeal the 8th campaign in Ireland, seeking to amend the Irish...

Extinction Rebellion and the Future of Direct Action | Liz Lee...

This week in the The New Pretender we bring you an original piece from Liz Lee Reynolds on the direct action movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’....

Demonising populism won’t work – Europe needs a progressive populist alternative...

How should Europe react to the rise of populist parties? Chantal Mouffe argues that the consensus established between centre-right and centre-left parties on the...