John Sunderland

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I invite white supremacy apologists to campus. Here's why | Zachary Wood

I tried explaining I wasn’t secretly a conservative, self-hating black man. I was sick of living in an echo chamber<p>“Do black people come from apes?” a high school friend of mine asked, looking me in the eye. His dad had told him about Charles Murray’s book The Bell Curve, which links intelligence …

Williams College

Why identity politics benefits the right more than the left | Sheri Berman

Over a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, commentators are still trying to understand the election and the explosion of intolerance following it. One common view is that Trump’s victory was a consequence of pervasive racism in American society.<p>Studies make clear, however, that racism has been …

Political Science

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims during his first year in office – an average of 5.9 a day<p>For decades, objectivity – or even the aim of ascertaining the best available truth – has been falling out of favour<p>Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of …

Fake News

Employee engagement: sometimes it is the small things that make a difference

Topic • Employees<br>Tags • Engagement <br>• Neuroscience

Employee Engagement

Theresa May’s survival depends on England beating Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals and here’s why

If you have any appetite for England reaching the World Cup semi-finals, the lesson is clear. It’s your patriotic duty, regardless of personal …

Boris Johnson

Welcome to Malta, playground for the frivolous grandees of the right | Nick Cohen

Little remains of the Malta that Nazi bombs were so close to sending back to the stone age that its residents moved into caves to escape the onslaught. The brands you see wherever the wealthy consume fill Valletta’s shops. Yachts the size of double-decker buses squat in the harbour below the …

European Parliament

Make America talk again: the lab teaching sworn enemies to have decent conversations

Could the secret to healing a riven politics lie in a Difficult Conversations Laboratory?<p>In a hard-to-find windowless room deep inside a New York university, some difficult conversations are taking place. But this is not unusual, because this is a Difficult Conversations Laboratory.<p>Though it does …

New York University

Where’s Jeremy Corbyn? Lost in a rose-tinted vision of Labour’s past | John Harris

It should stop framing policies as a return to the pre-Thatcher past. Tory free-marketry ought to be yesterday’s thing<p>The best politicians inspire, but part of their job is also to orientate: to survey an often confounding set of national circumstances, and tell us not just where we all are, but …

Great Britain

Dear America, we can teach you a few things about cruelty to refugees. Love, Australia | Brigid Delaney

Every time there is mass gun violence in America, Australians can be counted on to give Americans an earnest lecture on how we do it better. We got rid of guns after Port Arthur in 1996 – why can’t they just do that, and solve their gun problem?<p>But Australia has been more subdued this week – a week …

Australia

The age of patriarchy: how an unfashionable idea became a rallying cry for feminism today

A term that was derided and abandoned a decade ago has come roaring back to life.<p>By Charlotte Higgins<p>On 7 January this year, the alt-right insurgent Steve Bannon turned on his TV in Washington DC to watch the Golden Globes. The mood of the event was sombre. It was the immediate aftermath of …

Feminism

Nationalisation isn’t enough. For better transport, you’ve got to go local | John Harris

What a very British disgrace it all is. After endless delays, strikes and ticket-price hikes, as the latest crisis on the railways grinds on, the outgoing chief executive of Network Rail is made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, whatever that is. The secretary of state …

Trains

As their cause crumbles, Brexiters turn to fantasy and bitter recriminations | Will Hutton

There is zero appetite beyond the rightwing Brexit bunker for more rank economic failures and social inequities.<p>It is when politicians make millenarian claims of permanent irreversibility for any policy that you know they and the accompanying project are in trouble. I remember, from my teenage …

Boris Johnson

Even after the crash, voters still don’t want safe lending | Phillip Inman

In Britain, like it or not, the economy is driven by consumer spending and fuelled by debt<p>Ten years after the financial crash, most Britons remain suspicious of calls to be adventurous with public money. Aware that the pre-2008 economy was akin to a high-wire act, they believe lapsing back into the …

Central Banks

The best way to save the planet? Drop meat and dairy | George Monbiot

Whether human beings survive this century and the next, whether other lifeforms can live alongside us: more than anything, this depends on the way we eat. We can cut our consumption of everything else almost to zero and still we will drive living systems to collapse, unless we change our diets.<p>All …

Agriculture

Enough of Carillion culture. Make bosses pay for the carnage they cause | George Monbiot

Here’s how to tame corporate power, and prevent ruthless executives from enriching themselves by harming us<p>Once more, they walk away. Like those at RBS, Northern Rock and a host of other corporate zombies, senior bosses at Carillion, the outsourcing giant that collapsed in January, went home to …

Roads

If only Brexit had been run like Ireland’s referendum | Fintan O’Toole

Yes campaigners did not assume that an elderly lady going to mass in a rural village was a lost cause<p>It turned out that a sample of 'the people' actually knew pretty well what 'the people' were thinking<p>In all the excitement of what happened in Ireland’s referendum on abortion, we should not lose …

Immune System

The Subtle Sexism Of Your Open Plan Office

A remarkable new study documents the experiences of women in an open office designed by men.<p>There are many reasons to hate open offices: They’re loud, prone to thieves, and, most of all, lack any kind of privacy. But a new research paper reveals yet another knock against them: They’re subtly sexist.<p>…

OpenOffice

How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today

It’s not a generational divide, but rather a split between two competing visions of feminism – social and individualist. By Moira Donegan<p>When the #MeToo moment began in earnest last October, many women felt optimistic, galvanised; others felt uncomfortable. As stories of abuse and harassment …

Feminism

A radical way to cut emissions – ration everyone’s flights | Sonia Sodha

An individual cap on air travel, that people can trade with each other, would help to reduce the impact of flying<p>Maybe it’s just because I’m back from a bank holiday weekend in north Wales that was filled with glorious Mediterranean-style sunshine. But reading about a new study that says global …

Carbon Emissions

15 Traits of Failing Entrepreneurs You Should Avoid

Success becomes a lot harder if you have these 15 traits<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Several years ago, we rented an office in a co-working space. Most networking and training activities happened on-site or in partner community spaces, crowded …

Propaganda delivered the Brexit vote but it can’t land more fish | Polly Toynbee

British skippers weren’t denied fair quotas by the EU, Britain let them sell their fishing rights to foreign boats<p>Standing on the shingle of Hastings beach beside his fishing boat, Paul Joy says his family have fished these waters since before the time of William the Conqueror. He’s done the …

The Sunday Essay: Britain, headquarters of fraud | Oliver Bullough

The UK is at the centre of global corruption: shell companies that launder dirty money can be set up with ease. But when a whistleblower showed just how easy it is, he faced the full force of the law<p>Officials get fed up with accusations that Britain is a cesspool of dirty money; that they do too …

Corruption

Exposed: the laws that allow rogue traders to duck their debts

Pensioner James Bidwell* decided to invest his savings in a conservatory and bifold doors at his home in Sevenoaks, Kent. Sussex Double Glazing submitted a tempting estimate via a job quote website and its director, Luke Tester, visited Bidwell’s house to assess the job in February 2017.<p>The quote …

Finance

How to take the grief out of grievance

Topic • Employees<br>Tags • Communication <br>• Employee relations

Poll of British Jews finds widespread unease with Israel's policies

First major survey of attitudes since 2010 finds 73% think Israel’s actions in occupied Palestinian territories affects its perception among global community<p>More than two-thirds of British Jews have a “sense of despair” every time an expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East …

The myth of the online echo chamber

Contrary to popular belief, we now hear more diverse voices than ever before – studies suggest that most people do not live in Facebook or Twitter echo chambers and 'filter bubbles'. So why is global politics still so divided?<p>Back in the early 2000s many commentators were still marvelling at the …

Social Media

Ousted AA boss launches £225m claim after sacking

The AA is facing a claim of up to £225m in damages from its former executive chairman, who was sacked by the breakdown company last year after a “sustained and violent assault” on a senior colleague.<p>Bob Mackenzie is making the claim based on what he says could be the value of shares the company …

Profit

Western bombing won’t save Syria. Non-western diplomacy might | Chandran Nair

Interventionist policies from the west have failed in the Middle East. It’s time for the rest of the world to step up and offer non-military solutions<p>The past week has seemed like a bad rerun. For the third time in 15 years, western countries, led by the United States, have taken military action …

The Families Who Sacrificed Everything for Assad

Syria's Alawite community have been a key source of support for the regime. But even they could turn on him.<p>BEIRUT—Since Syrian regime forces were accused of conducting a chemical-weapons attack on Saturday on Douma, the largest rebel town near Damascus to surrender, the world has waited anxiously …

Middle East

Why deny Mo Mowlam, my stepmum, credit for the Good Friday agreement? | Henrietta Norton

Amid this week’s official celebrations her name was barely mentioned. But ordinary people know what she did<p>As I watched the 20-year celebrations of the Good Friday agreement play out, my frustration and anger began to boil over. “Where the fuck is she?” I wanted to shout at the television and …

Northern Ireland