Professors, Power & Projection: the Case of Matthew Goodwin
My latest for Byline Times, in which I harness counter-alliteration and C. Wright Mills to get to the heart of the Goodwin project - and the real problem of powerful elites in Britain today.
Russia’s genocidal war in Ukraine
I've written an extensive article on this, with the subtitle 'Radicalisation and Social Destruction", just published in the Journal of Genocide Research Ukraine forum. I intend to return to the argument as the war develops and I welcome feedback.
The IPPR report and the continuing salience of political racism
For some time now, influential voices like Jonathan Portes, Sunder Katwala and Robert Ford have urged 'immigration liberals' to recognise the positive shift in attitudes that has occurred since the peak of anti-immigration sentiment in the 2016 referendum. Liberals and the left risk missing the opportunity, they have argued, for embedding a new, more positive… Continue reading The IPPR report and the continuing salience of political racism
The Tories and a distorted energy market condemn many to a winter without heating
My latest for Byline Times. (For all my articles, see here.)
The Uses of Diversity
As the UK returns to what passes for normality after ten days in which the royal succession has stultified public life, my latest for Byline Times (written just before the Queen died) asks: Why do far-right-leaning, white Conservative prime ministers appoint so many politicians of colour to senior positions?
The myth of a benign Brexit immigration policy
Economist Jonathan Portes recently argued that the Government’s post-Brexit immigration system is a ‘rare success’. I take a different view: my latest in Byline Times. You can view all my articles to Byline Times over the last 15 months here.
My INOGS lifetime award arrives
Readers may recall that in March, the International Network of Genocide Scholars informed me that they were awarding me a Lifetime Achievement Award. I've received one or two other awards in a long career, but this is the first with a physical embodiment, as the photo shows. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the INOGS… Continue reading My INOGS lifetime award arrives
The leadership election: a new stage in the far righting of the Tory party
My new piece in Byline Times