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...

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...

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...

Essex Transform: Rediscovering the Demos Inside the space of Academia

In this week's article/report we present and support the student-driven project 'Essex Transform: Rediscovering the Demos Inside the Academia', led by the Centre...

Jacqueline Best – Why we need to stop letting economic crises...

This weekend The New Pretender brings you a republication of this short article, on the contemporary economic crises and the political challenges and opportunities they create,...

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...

Reflections on Violence against Women and Mainstream Media in Ireland

We Rise, We Chant and We March, and still We are not Heard Ana Kriegel, Jastine Valdez, Joanne Ball, Natalia Karaczyn. These are the names...

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...

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...