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...

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...

The Euro Disaster

Many nations within the euro-zone are in chronic economic crisis, which has resulted in a permanent political crisis in the EU. Jörg Bibow and...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Promise and Populism in Mexico

Today, as Mexico is electing its new president, The New Pretender offers an analysis of the campaign of the left populist candidate Andrés Manual López...

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...