Anthony Wilks

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Owen Hatherley · Who will stop them?: The Neo-Elite

<i>The Establishment</i> is a natural extension of Jones’s first book, <i>Chavs</i> (2012): this one, as a wag put it, is about ‘haves’. Both are entryist books of …

Paul Farmer · Diary: Ebola

The Ebola virus is terrifying because it infects most of those who care for the afflicted and kills most of those who fall ill: at least, that’s the …

Adam Shatz · Ça va un peu: Congo

Today Congo – which was described as a ‘geological scandal’ after copper was discovered in Katanga in 1892 – accounts for less than 1 per cent of the …

Ross McKibbin · Anything but Benevolent

For all that, however, this is not the end of the welfare state. It will continue to spend sums on social assistance that would have astonished …

Colin Burrow · Shall I go on?: Loving Milton

There is certainly a great deal to dislike. Most people would think of him as an overlearned poet who combines labyrinthine syntax with a wide range …

Rebecca Solnit · Diary: Google Invades

Other days I think of them as the company buses by which the coal miners get deposited at the minehead, and the work schedule involved would make a …

John Lanchester · Let’s call it failure

That’s what they set out to do. In June 2010, in his first budget, Osborne said the structural deficit was 4.8 per cent, and that with three years of …

Philippe Sands and Helena Kennedy · In Defence of Rights

We met in a deeply political environment. Hanging over our endeavours was an obscure judgment of the European Court of Human Rights that had ruled …

Emily Witt · Diary: Online Dating

I sat on a stool at the centre of the bar, ordered a beer, and refreshed the feeds on my mobile. I waited for something to happen. A basketball game …

Slavoj Žižek · Barbarism with a Human Face: Lenin v. Stalin in Kiev

There was nonetheless a historical irony in watching Ukrainians tearing down Lenin’s statues as a sign of their will to break with Soviet domination …

T.J. Clark · The Urge to Strangle

I thought, looking at the film sequence, that I could hear the paper shapes rustle. And the word – the imagined sound – sent me back to a wonderful …

Peter Pomerantsev · Diary: What fascists?

RIA Novosti was killed off and merged into Russia Today. Alexey’s new boss was Dmitry Kiselev, one-time mouthpiece of perestroika who is now the …

David Bromwich · The World’s Most Important Spectator

A common feature in all these events was that Obama himself seemed far from the scene. He was looking on, we were made to think, with concern and …

Owen Bennett-Jones · How should we think about the Caliphate?

You might think that a film showing your organisation randomly murdering people would not attract new recruits. But Isis’s various communications …

Mouin Rabbani · Israel mows the lawn

In 2006 Weissglass was just as frank about Israel’s policy towards Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants: ‘The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, …

Israel

Nathan Thrall · Hamas’s Chances

During the three months that followed the ceasefire, Shin Bet recorded only a single attack: two mortar shells fired from Gaza in December 2012. …

Patrick Cockburn · Isis consolidates

The birth of the new state is the most radical change to the political geography of the Middle East since the Sykes-Picot Agreement was implemented …

Owen Hatherley · Serried Yuppiedromes: What happened to London?

Thirty years later, in 2013, the calm, slightly rueful optimism has gone. London’s population is near its peak, its skyline mangled by ‘the erection …

England

Owen Bennett-Jones · Across the Durand Line: The Durand Line

It’s far from clear that these varied responses to jihadi activity are the result of rational decision-making. In Yemen, for example, al-Qaida …

Seymour M. Hersh · The Red Line and the Rat Line: Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels

Obama’s change of mind had its origins at Porton Down, the defence laboratory in Wiltshire. British intelligence had obtained a sample of the sarin …

Owen Bennett-Jones · Bunches of Guys: Just the Right Amount of Violence

A decade later those concerns seemed to have been vindicated. By 2011 al-Qaida had been reduced to a few bands of men hiding in the mountains along …

Andrew O’Hagan · Ghosting: Julian Assange

I had written about missing persons and celebrity, about secrecy and conflict, and I knew from the start that this story might be an insider’s job. …

Andrew O’Hagan · Text-Inspectors: The Good Traitor

will provide the support needed to build a more equal internet, but this will not work to the advantage of the average person unless science outpaces …

John Lanchester · Are we having fun yet?

This is a big claim to make: an especially big claim to make at the moment, when bank scandals come around with a regularity which in almost any …

Marina Warner · Diary: Why I Quit

That was last summer, and new brutalism in academia was taking on another meaning. I took my Californian friend inside, to get a feel of the …

Literature

Richard Lloyd Parry · Ghosts of the Tsunami

Nearly twenty thousand people had died at a stroke. In the space of a month, Kaneda performed funeral services for two hundred of them. More …

Mike Kirby · Diary: Discharged

I got my ‘Q’ clearance, giving me access to atomic weapon secrets, in July 1958 and was sent to a depot in Nevada where atomic weapons were stored. …

Jenny Diski · A Diagnosis

I got a joke in.<p>‘So – we’d better get cooking the meth,’ I said to the Poet, sitting to one side and slightly behind me. The Poet with an effort got …

Mind

Perry Anderson · Diary: Forget about Paris

Diary<p>Perry Anderson<p>France is fabled as the land of bureaucratic centralisation, the epitome of administrative reason, where once a year every …

Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin?

In his nationally televised speech about Syria on 10 September, Obama laid the blame for the nerve gas attack on the rebel-held suburb of Eastern …