Terry Eagleton

Jesus the red?

3 June 2013 As the new pope settles into his job, it’s worth recalling that Christianity is built around the very opposite of a respected figure of authority, argues Terry Eagleton

Contradictory Dickens

7 February 2012 On the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, Terry Eagleton looks at the contradictions of the man and his work

Papal bull

16 September 2010 The left should praise the Lord for the Pope, says Terry Eagleton. The Catholic church is the best recruiting sergeant we could hope for

Death of the intellectual

13 October 2008 The ambition of advanced capitalism is not simply to combat radical ideas - it is to abolish the very notion that there could be a serious alternative to the present. Terry Eagleton laments the passing of a critical age

The roots of terror

1 September 2005 Some form of terror lies at the origin of most political states, writes Terry Eagleton, but this fact is cast into the political unconscious. Only by confronting it, rather than repressing it, can we hope to get beyond it

A shelter in the tempest of history

1 February 2002 Far from being dead, socialism is as relevant as it's ever been - its task being to resist the fascism, mayhem and savagery resulting from the inevitable crises of the inherently unstable and self-destructive system of global capitalism. By Terry Eagleton