From The left against Europe to The break up of Britain, Tom Nairn's essays have been far-sighted and era-defining for half a century. Here, we publish the first recorded interview on his intellectual history.
Triggering Article 50 to leave the European Union would pave the way for a hugely undemocratic series of negotiations. Legislators must intervene, taking responsibility for this murky, constitutionally unprecedented situation.
Contemporary performance can
provide a way of understanding as well as re-imagining what inclusive economies
look like, particularly during crises. Performances of the economy are critical in urgent times.
If the intergenerational divide is allowed to become a full-blown culture war, only the Right will profit. In the face of this, we must re-think how the latest generation organises itself as a political force.
The toxic debate leading up to the Brexit vote has sharpened the risk that NHS staff and patients experience racial & xenophobic abuse - and highlighted the problems that are already there. How should those running the NHS respond?
does not necessarily have to be neoliberal and neoliberalism does not have any
necessary connection to austerity. But taken together they represent a toxic
combination, one that attacks us body and soul.
eats its young, requiring higher and higher ‘attainment’ for diminishing
reward. The relentless individualisation of late neoliberalism reads structural failures as failures of character.
The present day metaphor is the
‘Zombie’ economy depicting the economic system as an unthinking monster in
relentless pursuit of a single objective. Part of the Anti-Austerity and Media Activism series with Goldsmiths.
Jeremy Corbyn has been variously described in the British press as unelectable, comic and highly dangerous. How should a healthy democracy respond to politicians pursuing a different kind of democracy?