Home

Fashionable Dominic Hilton

18 February 2005

If you do a Google search on "fashionable", Dominic Hilton is up at the top, ahead of the shoes and walking sticks.

His article on fashionable anti-Americanism has been causing quite a stir around the web – for example, here, here, and here - not to mention in openDemocracy's own forums, where some of his harshest critics are to be found:

"While it's hard for everyone to agree on the best of what's been thought and said in a given culture, it seems Hilton would prefer us all to wear Mickey Mouse T-shirts, eat at Mickey D's, and call Irish people Mics..."

"There seems to be a parallel between "Anti-Americanism" and "Islamophobia". Though it is undeniable that both exist, more often than not they are simply phrases trotted out by individuals who cannot tolerate criticism of their way of life, and seek to shut down critical debate."

Have you read the article? Dig into the discussion here

The "Politically Incorrect Guide to American History" is catching up with him in popularity.

Can there be a green populist project on the Left?

Many on the Left want to return to a politics based on class, not populism. They point to Left populist parties not reaching their goals. But Chantal Mouffe argues that as the COVID-19 pandemic has put the need for protection from harm at the top of the agenda, a Left populist strategy is now more relevant than ever.

Is this an opportunity for a realignment around a green democratic transformation?

Join us for a free live discussion on Thursday 22 October, 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Paolo Gerbaudo Sociologist and political theorist, director of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London and author of ‘The Mask and the Flag: Populism and Global Protest’ and ‘The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy’, and of the forthcoming ‘The Great Recoil: Politics After Populism and Pandemic’.

Chantal Mouffe Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster in London. Her most recent books are ‘Agonistics. Thinking the World Politically’, ‘Podemos. In the Name of the People’ and ‘For a Left Populism’.

Spyros A. Sofos Researcher and research coordinator at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University and author of ‘Nation and Identity in Contemporary Europe’, ‘Tormented by History’ and ‘Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks'.

Chair: Walid el Houri Researcher, journalist and filmmaker based between Berlin and Beirut. He is partnerships editor at openDemocracy and lead editor of its North Africa, West Asia project.

Had enough of ‘alternative facts’? openDemocracy is different Join the conversation: get our weekly email

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData