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Unsafe Space

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I’m excited to see that Unsafe Space, a new book of essays on free speech on campus, has just been published in the US. I’m one of the contributors, with a chapter on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement: “BDS: Demonizing Israel, Destroying Free Speech.” The book is edited by Tom Slater, deputy editor of Spiked.  The […]

Berned out

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Boiled down, Bernie Sanders’ message was just too pessimistic. Read my Spiked article in full here.

US election podcast

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In the latest episode of Spiked’s weekly radio show, I spoke with Tom Slater, Spiked’s deputy editor, about why Bernie Sanders has failed to make his “revolution” a reality. Tom also speaks with lawyer and social critic Wendy Kaminer about the victim politics of Donald Trump. You can listen to the podcast here.

Is the game rigged against Trump and Sanders?

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No, these outsiders aren’t being done in by their parties. Read my spiked article in full here.

After Wisconsin

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The front-runners took it on the chin in last night’s Wisconsin primaries. Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump, 48% to 35%, while Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton by a similar margin, 57% to 43%. So, what did we learn from these results? Republicans Cruz cruises: Last night’s victory was an impressive one for Cruz, and for […]

Takeaways from the Ides of March primaries

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The Ides of March primaries won’t be seen as turning points in world history, but they were pretty critical in determining who will be the parties’ 2016 presidential candidates.  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big last night. There were five states in play for both Republicans and Democrats: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and […]

Trump: a monster made by PC

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The elite can’t fight The Donald because it unwittingly created him. Read my spiked article in full here.

From the GOP to the EU: the crumbling of the elites

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In the first episode of spiked’s new, weekly radio show, I spoke with Tom Slater, spiked’s deputy editor, about the rise of Donald Trump and the crumbling of the Republican establishment. Tom also speaks with the Brussels correspondent for The Times (London), Bruno Waterfield, about why a Brexit would strike a blow for self-determination. You can listen […]

The rise of Trump and the fall of the Republican establishment

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The crisis of the GOP is greater than people realize. Read my spiked article in full here.

Trump, Sanders and the new American populism

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These two candidates are shaking up a staid political life. Good. Read my spiked article in full here.

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