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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 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...

Towards the 12th May | Catherine Morris & Jesse Jones

Towards the 12th May A play spoken by a chorus of voices for James Connolly (5 June 1868 - 12 May 1916) by Catherine Morris This piece is...

‘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...

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...