Seizing the moment? Scotland, Coronavirus and the question of Independence |...

A recent poll from Panelbase for the Sunday Times provided some heady tonic for the Westminster establishment and Unionists regarding the current mood in...

Doom Watch Cancelled: a comment on the Swedish 2018 Election and...

In this weekends long-read Per Rolandsson offers an analysis of the recent Swedish Elections. To such an end, Rolandsson's analysis grapples with the figure of the...

Expectedly unprecedented: Media discourses on COVID-19 and gender violence in Mexico

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to our lifestyles. Or is it, maybe, that the pandemic has simply underscored our already lived normality,...

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...

Gilets jaunes: why the French working poor are demanding Emmanuel Macron’s...

This weekend we have the great pleasure to republish the excellent Oliver Davis on the recent “yellow vest” protests in France. Is this only...

Turkey: the organic crisis of a post-populist moment | Omer Tekdemir

This week The New Pretender republishes the following article by Omer Tekdemir, and call to discussion and debate from our comrades writing in openDemocracy. Initiated...

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...

Why are we Pretending? A Final Inventory Check upon Leaving Europe

Why should radicals look to 'pretenders' for inspiration? Amy Westwell and Cailean Gallagher trace the history of wild and illegitimate claims to power and...

The battle for lost sovereignty, beyond Catalan secessionism

When the roller-coaster that is Catalan Secessionism seems to be at a peak, the next day surprises us with another loop-the-loop; a peaceful unconstitutional...

Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs

Today, The New Pretender reprints a last piece on the Turkish campaign before the elections of 24 June. In this article, Omer Tekdemir analyses...