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    Definitely maybe? The rise of the ‘definite’ left

    In an essay in Byline Times, openDemocracy co-founder Anthony Barnett celebrated the emergence of what he calls the ‘definite left’. It triggered a range of responses, including this exchange with the writer, historian and Kremlin critic Kirill Kobrin

  • Black-and-white image of women activists from the Knights of Labor

    How the Knights of Labor fought nativism

    As attacks on immigration rise, how does the labour movement respond with solidarity? Steven Parfitt looks back at the history of the Knights of Labor

  • A map of the world showing the CANZUK countries and dominions (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom) highlighted in blue

    Key Words: CANZUK

    Owen Hatherley uncovers the imperial nostalgia fuelling proposals for a new geopolitical union

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is one of many high profile politicians who gained notoriety through comedy (Credit: Mykhaylo Markiv/The Presidential Administration of Ukraine)

    The rise of comedian politicians

    As more and more comedians find success in the political arena, Rhian Jones lists some of the most prominent examples of satirists turned statesmen

  • Donald Trump stands in from of US flags at a podium, arms spread wide, during a rally

    Why did Americans vote for Trump?

    The question commentators won’t ask is simple: what kind of society votes Donald Trump President? Siobhán McGuirk surveys the fragmented USA

  • uncle sam. History of us imperialism in latin america

    US imperialism in Central America

    Grace Livingstone gives an overview of overt and covert US military and intelligence interventions

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