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Anita Sarkeesian – threats against her have become part of the ‘#Gamergate’ controversy. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Why Social Justice Warriors are losing

12 November 2014 17:46

What has happened to social justice warriors recently? Every campaign seems to fail, the latest being a cack-handed attempt to…

George Cruikshank's  bank note of 1819 (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

‘Hang ’em high!’ – leftists for the death penalty, re Pistorius et al

23 October 2014 13:32

O, the fury of my Sisters over the risible punishment (I’ve seen longer sentences in Ulysses) handed out to Oscar…

Antiwar Demonstration In London

The Iraq War's Real Victims? Laurie Penny and the Narcissistic Left

14 February 2013 16:18

Don’t take my word for it. Ask the redoubtable Ms Penny herself. Contemplating the “lesson” of the anti-war protests a…

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Livingstone will get away with it, of course — because he’s on the ‘left’

9 February 2012 19:54

When is a homophobic comment not a homophobic comment?  When it is spoken by somebody on the ‘left’ of course.…

The laughing lefty

16 January 2012 15:17

What a shame the Christmas literary recommends season is over: otherwise I would have loved to draw this to your…

When FIFA Meets the Bilderbergs*

30 November 2011 13:30

Via Norm, Verso are publishing a very silly book by Marc Perelman titled Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague. Norm reports…

Working-Class People Can Like Opera Too, You Know

10 April 2011 3:30

Brother Korski is right to draw attention to Rachel Sylvester’s interview (£) with Unite’s Len McCluskey and right too to…

Revolting Students Are Not Actually Freedom Fighters

2 March 2011 23:27

I think that nice Laurie Penny over at the New Statesman must actually be a conservative mole dedicated to undermining…

David Cameron arranged Prince William’s Wedding to Distract Attention from his Plan to RAPE Britain

23 January 2011 1:53

Oh dear. That is to say, three cheers for this comedy post by the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. It turns…

Dave Spart Returns to the Guardian

24 November 2010 1:26

Well, perhaps he’s never left. There’s much to enjoy in – and something nostalgic about – this piece by Michael…

Oh No! English People Support England! Racists! Think of the Children!

18 June 2010 0:49

Sunder Katwala has already done a terrific job dismantling this fatuous piece of New Statesman guff by James Macintyre. But…

A Communist Mr Pooter

21 May 2010 17:33

From the Morning Star and noted without any need for much further comment: Veteran Communist Monty Goldman is jubilant over…

A New Dawn for the "Decent" Left?

29 March 2010 10:24

Readers of The Bright Stuff may be interested in the launch of Arguing the World, a new blog from Dissent,…

Does America Point to a Future for the British Left?

23 March 2010 21:20

I have had the pleasure of meeting two major figures of the American intellectual left over the past two weeks:…

Raping Haiti!

7 February 2010 1:34

Connoiseurs of the Guardian will not be surprised by this masterpiece from Mike Gonzalez. The only thing that could improve…

Rod Liddle’s Education Policy is Antediluvian Piffle

3 November 2009 15:05

Rod Liddle reminds us that he’s no liberal. This will not, I imagine, trouble him unduly. Nevertheless, his disaste for…

Stickies vs Provos

18 October 2009 22:05

Tory Bear is upset with the continuing brouhaha over the Conservatives’ pals in the European parliament. Well, fair enough. I…

The Madness of Michael Moore

6 September 2009 23:25

Not, I suppose, terribly surprising that Michael Moore’s latest “documentary*” should receive an enthusiastic review from the Guardian, but even…

Welcome to Guardian Country…

25 August 2009 14:32

From the Guardian’s Comment is Free today: 1. Cuba is an inspiring country for Americans like me to visit –…

Harriet’s At It

6 March 2009 23:57

My politics students at City University in London were delighted to have a visit from a master hack today. Kevin…

The Opening Salvo

6 February 2009 22:57

What I am about to do makes me more nervous than any other piece of writing I have embarked on…

Jon Snow Tries to Get Me To Hope for a McCain Miracle

4 November 2008 19:54

Channel 4 News’ anchor, Jon Snow, has just been talking about how electing Barack Obama means “America has come of…

Financial Crisis: All Uncle Milton’s Fault?

9 October 2008 14:24

Will Wilkinson has some fun with Naomi Klein’s latest nonsense. Naomi Klein says [the financial crisis discredits neoliberalism]. Or she…

Is Jonathan Freedland working for John McCain?

10 September 2008 15:28

I was going to write about Jonathan Freedland’s absurd column in today’s Guardian, but thankfully Norm has said pretty much…

Polly’s Britian

17 June 2008 6:45

A faithful correspondent emails: “I know it rightly pains you to contemplate the existence of Polly Toynbee, but is she…