We don’t have time for this

From Trump’s shutdown to the Brexit fiasco, self-inflicted crises are occupying government attention when very real ones are looming Last month, just over two years after the political bombshells of the Brexit decision and Trump’s election, the consequences of both…

This Is Just The Beginning For Global Trumpism

Features Editor Andrew Solender analyzes the trajectory of far-right, populist movements in Europe and around the globe, and sees no end in sight for the decline of Western liberal democracy. There was a moment, last year, when the tumult and…

A Cultural Monstrosity

Emmanuel Molding Nielsen analyses how culture has shifted from being an antidote to racism to a purveyor of populism At a recent public lecture at the LSE, Nick Clegg claimed that liberalism, amongst other things, is under sustained assault from…

Are Trump Voters Right To Fear The Authoritarian Deep State?

The authoritarian ‘deep state’ in Washington showed its face this week, amplifying Trump’s call to drain the swamp. This week The New York Times published an article titled ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration’ anonymously. The…

Italy’s Jacobin Revolution: The Start Of The “Third Republic”

Following the dramatic events of the Italian election last week, Federico Trastulli outlines his view on what these fundamental shifts mean for the nation’s political landscape I will begin by stating the very obvious: last week’s general elections gave us…

The Beaver Launches “Breaking Ground” Investigation with Student Housing Survey

Features Editor Oli Wheeler writes about the new project, and gives his take on populism, globalisation and the housing crisis In 2015 the University of London published the results of its housing survey, showing that the average student in the…

Austria’s slide to the right

Next Sunday, on October 15th, Austria will be called to vote for the new national parliament. The election became necessary after the coalition of Social Democrats and Christian Conservatives broke up over several latent conflicts this summer. Alongside the Social…