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Corbyn’s populism is no good for our democracy

Think of populism and you’ll likely think of the nasty rightwing nationalism of Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders or Nigel Farage. But if Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected as Labour leader, it will be a mild-mannered socialist who will have led the most successful populist campaign in Britain in decades.

Hierarchy and Equality in America

In a culture that values equality, what is the role and function of hierarchy in America today? With Kwame Anthony Appiah, Stephen Macedo and Carlin Romano. Produced in association with the Berggruen Institute’s Philosophy and Culture Centre. http://www.microphilosophy.net/podcasts/mpBIPC4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:24 — 19.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS

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In the interest of fairness

Having posted a set of good reviews for Complaint, I feel obliged to share this less positive one in the New Statesman. The reviewer found it a “disappointingly shallow book”. What’s missing, apparently, is the importance of “class consciousness”.I could counter-complain, but when you’re lucky enough to have a book published and have it widely […]


Forthcoming talks are listed at this link. Below is a list of selected talks given before 2009. I have not included any of my numerous talks to sixth forms and teachers. Appearances at book festivals Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007 Ways with Words, Dartington, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2008 […]


A list of my books with brief descriptions and links to Amazon, for more information, or, of course, to buy. Sole authored books are listed first, followed by co-authored and co-edited ones. For latest news on books, click here. Warning! This page is hopelessly out of date! My Amazon page has more recent books. The Ego […]