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A despot in disguise: one man’s mission to rip up democracy

It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century. To read Nancy MacLean’s new book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, is to see what was previously invisible.<p>The history professor’s work on the subject began …

Political Science

Video: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn Discuss How to Get the World We Want

<b>Naomi Klein:</b> I’m Naomi Klein, reporting for The Intercept, and I’m here in London at the Houses of Parliament with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the …

It will take critical, thorough scrutiny to truly decolonise knowledge

It has become unfashionable to admit that one doesn’t really understand what phrases like “decolonising knowledge” or “a decolonised curriculum” …

Noam Chomsky Explains Why 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in World History'

In this Democracy Now! special, we spend the hour with the world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky. In a public conversation we …

Richard D. Wolff: What Are Capitalism and Socialism? What Differentiates Them?

Media<p>This interview with Richard D. Wolff, University of Massachusetts professor of Economics Emeritus, Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at …

Socialism? Capitalism? Economist Richard Wolff Explains It All.

In an interview with University of Massachusetts professor emeritus of economics Richard Wolff, the grass-roots media portal Actvism gets answers to …

Economics

From New Deal to the art of the deal: how the neoliberal project led to Trump

The last fortnight has yielded three spectacles reflecting the demise of the left, the rise of a new reactionary right and a novel political era more generally.<p>Outgoing US President Barack Obama's "Yes we did" speech was a fitting liberal - in the anaemic and disconnected non-Roosevelt, non-New …

The New Politics of Class review – has the working class been left behind?

If you open a history of Britain at random, it will tell you two things about the period you chance on: that it was a time of rapid change, and that the middle classes went on rising. Rising is what God put the middle classes on Earth to do. In fact, according to this illuminating study, they have …

Income Inequality

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken

Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have needed a double-decker bus to transport the 62 people we thought owned the same as the poorest 3.6 billion on the planet. …

Income Inequality

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

The power of disruptive ideas

Disruption is a notion that has transformed the conventional philosophical wisdom of linearity of critical discourses of modernity. The linear and …

Pakistan

Yoga Anatomy: Use Yoga to Ease Neck Tension from Slouching

Take a moment to sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose): Come to a seated position on the floor with your legs extended in front of you; or sit in a chair, …

Rude hand gestures of the world (don't try these on holiday)

Northern Italy

Does The Myth of Meritocracy show us how to alleviate inequality?

James Bloodworth's new book suggests ways to tackle the nebulous problems of UK poverty.<p>“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything …

Busy and distracted? Everybody has been, since at least 1710 – Frank Furedi

The rise of the internet and the widespread availability of digital technology has surrounded us with endless sources of distraction: texts, emails …

40 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Die

Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to …

Bucket Lists

Peggy Sue pattern by Linda Wilgus

This pretty 1950s inspired cardigan is knitted from the top down with raglan shaping, with delicate cables at the cropped waist.<p>Pattern is available …

Mosh Pit mitts pattern by Rachel Atkinson

A clever and simple mitt pattern worked flat on straight needles, providing a great backdrop for your favourite buttons and perfect for keeping hands …

Soay pattern by Gudrun Johnston

<b>Soay</b><br>This cardigan is worked bottom up in one piece dividing at the armholes to work fronts and back separately. The sleeves are knitted seamlessly by …

Jo March Mitts pattern by Kristi Johnson

Go ahead and hide with your knitting (and books) in the garret, your hands will be toasty warm with your Jo March Mitts!<p>Washable Honey Worsted gives …

Knitted Pants pattern by Kristina McGowan

Catching The Light In Asia: Breathtaking Photography By Weerapong Chaipuck

Asia is a beautiful and mysterious continent with breathtaking landscapes and deep-rooted traditions. This is exactly how photographer Weerapong …

Mulled Wine Mitts pattern by Glenna C.

Yarn

Unicorn Hat pattern by Brittany Tyler Simmonds