Taking on the ‘fruitcakes’: how can we stop UKIP?
The breakthrough for UKIP in May’s local elections raises the danger of a long‑term shift to the right in British politics. Richard Seymour considers where UKIP’s vote is coming from and how the left needs to respond

Not just a knee-jerk
Richard Seymour reviews The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin by Corey Robin

Salvaging the socialist cause
Richard Seymour reviews Eric Hobsbawm's latest book, and a new biography of this influential historian