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?