Excerpt: /234/ Three Articles: Restoration?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xrene-116ccfc On Millennial homeowners, the USA falling apart, and restoration in the UK. As better-off 30-somethings start to get on the property ladder, does this put paid to 'Generation Left'? Will American decline be accompanied by a second civil war…

/232/ Reading Club: Cold, Hard / Warm, Soft

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d9n5i-115d579 On Eva Illouz's Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism How has the cold and hard world of bureaucratic, instrumental rationalism penetrated the intimate sphere of love and relationships? And how has open communication and emotional understanding been used…

/228/ Three Articles: Popular Backlash in Chile, India, Europe

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dk27v-113c640 On people power on three continents. We discuss Chile's landmark elections, the first after the uprising of 2019-20, which see a face-off between left and far-right; Modi's repeal of controversial laws that provoked a huge mobilisation of farmers in…