Unpacking the Commons

One lazy afternoon in the week between Christmas and the New Year’s day - one of those days that time doesn’t really exist -...

Repeal the 8th – Women’s Bodies, Anti-Colonial Struggle and a...

In this weeks special report / long-read article Hasret Cetinkaya writes about the Repeal the 8th campaign in Ireland, seeking to amend the Irish...

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,...

Are you saying we actually have no free speech anymore? |...

In this weekend’s long read, Steven Gormley examines the issue of free speech as it applies to speech acts which are offensive to religious...

The Republican Future for the Irish Left? Socialist Strategy and the...

The developments of the Irish General Election (2020) represents an historic juncture for the left in Ireland. The question of left-strategy seems more urgent...

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...

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...

Messiah Musk

‘Elon Musk is my God’, ‘My favourite human being’, ‘This guy is the future!’, ‘Find a way to make him immortal!’. Exclamations like these...

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...