British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is congratulated after delivering a speech to the National Union of Teachers conference in Brighton on March 25th. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

We are living through a mass rejection of elites. We know this because everybody says so. And magically, the reasons for popular rage always cohere wi(...)

Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network

Nobody liked those snobby, glorified ponies anyway. Now the tech startup narrative is dominated by all-American traits such as staying power, elbow gr(...)

Former greek finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during the 43rd annual Fete de la Rose political meeting last August  in Frangy-en-Bresse, France. Photograph:  Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will open the upcoming Kilkenomics festival, economist amd journalist David McWilliams has announced. T(...)

John Dewey: scepticism is ‘the mark and even the pose of the educated mind’

In the Middle Ages, prominent sceptics were burned at the stake. Today they’re invited to be panellists on Mock the Week. Yes, scepticism – the idea t(...)