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...

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...

On Strike Against Reality: Conspiracy Thinking as the Popularisation of Critical...

Conspiracy theories and post-truth politics have figured prominently in the popular consciousness throughout 2020; growing steadily alongside public health responses to the Covid-19 pandemic....

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...

Germany gets over-excited – again | Mathew D. Rose

On Sunday 28th October there is a state election in the German state of Hessen. The Greens are expected to do well, as was...

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...

Trump’s Global Gag Rule: Rolling Back Reproductive Rights in Central America...

Time has come to reveal the impact of US imperialism on the regression of women's rights in Central America. In this groundbreaking article, Daniel...

“The EU facilitates Tax Evasion” —Interview with Miguel Urbán MEP

In April 2016, the scandal around the Panama Papers detonated. Since then, the European Parliament has created a Commission of Inquiry to investigate what...

Eurozone reform: dominion by technocracy?

After the formation of the grand coalition government in Germany and Macron’s pro-integration push, the discussion on reforming the Eurozone’s architecture has moved to...

Book Review: The Populist Radical Left in Europe edited by Giorgios...

In The Populist Radical Left in Europe, editors Giorgios Katsambekis and Alexandros Kioupkiolis bring together contributors to explore populist radical left movements across Europe, discussing examples...