Eric Hoffer

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If Brexit and Donald Trump were the great harbingers of a turn towards enraged irrationality in 2016, the nakedness of their claims will be abundantly clear in 2019. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty Images

In his Reflections on the Human Condition, the American blue-collar philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote that “unpredictability, too, can become monotonous.”(...)

Political leaders walking in solidarity after the attacks in  Paris. Photograph: EPA

How are we to understand last week’s events in Paris? Why are people prepared to kill and die for their beliefs? How should liberal democracies respon(...)