Regions / European Union
For leftist critics of the EU, reform looks unlikely — but aligning with right-wing Euroskeptics looks worse. Maybe there's a third option.
Has society let go of the belief that disparate communities can be brought together for a common goal without one absorbing the other or both tearing each other apart?
Shifting alignments in the aftermath of the failed coup could bring peace to Yemen and Syria—but only if regional leaders can agree on some rules.
Both phenomena are products of an idyllic restoration of a lost order, using regressive arcadias as a defense mechanism that can lead to radicalism and extremism.
The decisive role of collective action in undermining neoliberal ideology and the continuing structural power of capitalism.
European elites are blaming "stupid" voters for turning against an economic system that hasn't worked for them.
Why are voters here and in the UK abandoning "reality-based" politics? Because the elites who proclaim them abandoned the voters.
Far-right nationalists and neoliberal capitalists will survive the demise of institutions like the EU. What about the rest of us?
Can the EU still unite a continent shattered by world wars, or is it little more than a vehicle for austerity capitalism?
From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace.