“You won’t want to let anybody down, especially in this new, anxious world.’ Illustration: iStock

Bruce Tulgan completed his latest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, just weeks before the world was turned on its head by the Covid-19 pan(...)

French far-right Front National (FN) party’s Member of Parliament Marine Le Pen speaks to  the press after French president Emmanuel Macron gave a speech during a special congress gathering both houses of parliament (National Assembly and Senate) in the palace of Versailles, outside Paris, on July 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Populism has been on the rise in the West for more than four decades. But the earth-shattering events of the past year, the Brexit referendu(...)

A watch tower in Camp X-Ray, the first detention facility to hold ‘enemy combatants’ at the US Naval Station on  in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Torture has been widely used over thousands of years of human history and, despite being officially banned on moral grounds, torture can be sanctioned(...)