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04-08-2022 | Book Review

Paul Collier, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

Penguin Books, 2019, 256 pp., ISBN: 978-0141987255
Author:
Roger Backhouse

03-08-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Holly Lawford-Smith, Gender-Critical Feminism

Oxford University Press: 2022, 295 pp., ISBN: 978-0-19-886388-5
Author:
Kathryn L. Lynch

01-08-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Simon Kuper, Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK

Profile Books, 2022. 231 pp., ISBN: 978-1-78816-738-3
Author:
Quassim Cassam

01-08-2022 | Correction

Publisher Correction to: “The University Is Not a Public Square”: An Interview with Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth About It’s Not Free Speech: Race, Democracy, and the Future of Academic Freedom

Authors:
Michael Bérubé, Jennifer Ruth

26-07-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Johann Hari, Chasing the Scream: The Search or the Truth About Addiction

Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2019 pbk; first published 2015, 413pp., ISBN PB 978-1-5266-0836-9

‘Addiction’ is a commonplace in today’s world, frequently alluded to in newspapers, books, film, TV and social media. Addiction to work, eating, exercise, shopping, dieting, sex, gambling, computer games, cigarettes, alcohol and drugs—stories …

Author:
Susanne MacGregor

26-07-2022 | Original Article

Cutting Off the Branch on Which We Are Sitting? On Postpositivism, Value Neutrality, and the “Bias Paradox”

One of the most widely agreed-upon tenets of the current “postpositivist” consensus in sociological theory is the categorical dismissal of the pursuit of value neutrality in the social and natural sciences, a pursuit that is seen as both futile …

Authors:
Axel van den Berg, Tay Jeong

17-07-2022 | Featured Interview

“The University Is Not a Public Square”: An Interview with Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth About It’s Not Free Speech: Race, Democracy, and the Future of Academic Freedom

Authors:
Michael Bérubé, Jennifer Ruth

13-07-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Sergei Guriev and Daniel Treisman, Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century

Princeton University Press, 2022, 340 pp., ISBN: 978-0-691-21141-1
Author:
Richard Sakwa

11-07-2022 | Quassim Cassam replies to two reviews of his latest book Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis (2021)

Quassim Cassam, Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis

Routledge, 2021, 454 pp., ISBN: 978-0367343873
Author:
Elizabeth Frazer

11-07-2022 | Quassim Cassam replies to two reviews of his latest book Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis (2021)

Replies to Elizabeth Frazer and Daniel Gordon

Author:
Quassim Cassam

08-07-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Michael Zürn, Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy and Contestation

Oxford University Press, 2018, 336 pp, ISBN: 978-0198819981
Author:
Jan Zielonka

07-07-2022 | Original Article

Investigating the Sexist Implications of Bride Price (Lobola) in Zimbabwe

The present study investigates the sexist implications of endorsement of bride price payment (known locally and regionally as Lobola), with a Zimbabwean sample (n = 437; mean age = 22.19, SD = 2.34). Specifically, we predicted that endorsement of …

Authors:
Tadios Chisango, Itai Mafa, Langtone Maunganidze

06-07-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Eugene Linden, Fire & Flood: A People’s History of Climate Change, from 1979 to the Present

Allen Lane, 2022, 291 pp., ISBN: 978-0241565551
Author:
John Sweeney

05-07-2022 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Nineteen Eighty-Four and ‘The Possibility of Tragedy’

In Nineteen Eighty-Four Orwell imagines a world in which tragedy and the kinds of human value on which (in Orwell’s view) it depends have ceased to be possible. The novel’s principal character, Winston Smith, sees them as belonging to an earlier …

Author:
James Brown

28-06-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Fintan O’ Toole, We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958

London: Head of Zeus, 616 pp., ISBN: 978-1784978297
Author:
Maurice Walsh

27-06-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

John Bew, Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee

Riverrun. 2016, 668 pp., ISBN: 978-1780879925
Author:
Pat Thane

27-06-2022 | Publisher Correction

Publisher Correction to: Oaks and Class Struggle

Author:
Victor Zaslavsky

20-06-2022 | BOOK REVIEW

Book Reviews

Chatto & Windus, 2022, 416 pp., ISBN: 978-1784743284 …

Author:
Marie McGinn

20-06-2022 | Quassim Cassam replies to two reviews of his latest book Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis (2021)

Quassim Cassam: Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis

Routledge, 2021, 454 pp., ISBN: 978-0367343873
Author:
Daniel Gordon

08-06-2022 | Comment

Pathways to Anti-Liberalism: A Report on NatCon2, Orlando, 2021

This article provides an eyewitness account of the National Conservatism conference held in Orlando in 2021. The ideas of Peter Thiel, Glenn Loury, Yoram Hazony, and Sohrab Ahmari are discussed. The strengths and contradictions of National …

Author:
Daniel Gordon