Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

It seemed a fitting way to spend the long, nail-biting evenings between the US election and the US election result to read ‘Political Philosophy: A…

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

In mid-July I read Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It is a hugely important book and one…

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Books of the Year 2019

Books of the Year 2019

If you are wondering what to read to take you through the dark days of January and February, here are my books of 2019, with…

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

I was in New York in September and had dinner with my former colleague Ellen and we were of course chatting about American politics. She…

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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

I couldn’t wait for Christmas to read Becoming by Michelle Obama and delighted in spending every spare minute in the first week of December enjoying it….

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Books of the Year 2018

Books of the Year 2018

It is Christmas present buying time, so time for my Books of the Year 2018. I’ve been spoiled for choice this year, with a constant…

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Yes We (Still) Can

Yes We (Still) Can

I have been a regular listener of the podcast Pod Save America since it launched in the dark days of January 2017 before Donald Trump…

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A politics of belonging

A politics of belonging

I read Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown completely by chance as it was…

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What Happened

What Happened

Since the mid 1990s I’ve been a follower of the Clintons, doing my PhD on Clinton welfare reforms, and then being ever hopeful that Hillary…

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Anti-intellectualism in American life

Anti-intellectualism in American life

If you want to understand how and why Donald Trump has just been elected then I strongly suggest reading Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard…

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