Tom Bailey, spiked

Tom Bailey


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Past articles by Tom:

How Poland and Ukraine overcame a dark history

The two nations now stand united against Russian aggression, but things could have been very different. → Read More

The rise of the West

Patrick Wyman's The Verge explains how 19th-century Europe eclipsed East Asia. → Read More

What China wants from Afghanistan

Beijing has had an uneasy relationship with the Taliban for decades. → Read More

The case for a new world map

The Indo-Pacific is now at the centre of geopolitical conflict. → Read More

Chicago doesn’t need more gun control

Both sides in the gun-crime debate are missing the point. → Read More

The culture war over the Civil War

What Confederate apologists and antifa activists have in common. → Read More

Scared of Shakespeare: meet the right-wing snowflakes

ight-wing bodies are under attack. Multiple discourse(s) are normalising violence against the bodies of right-leaning or rightward people(s). As leftists monopolise violence against right-wing bodies, various cultural institutions create the climate in which such violence can take place. Culture and its various manifestations cannot be viewed as detached from the material reality confronting… → Read More

The Steve Scalise shooting and the hypocrisy of right-wingers

Blaming anti-Trump speech for James Hodgkinson’s actions is a dangerous game. → Read More

The cynical campaign to impeach Trump

Liberals are using legal chicanery to undemocratic ends. → Read More

The Comey bombshell that wasn’t

The Trump-Russia conspiracy theories are wearing thin. → Read More

What the Kushner leaks really tell us

American democracy is under threat, but not from Russia. → Read More

Comey, hero of the #Resistance? Please

Trump’s sacking of Comey looks more stupid than sinister. → Read More

It isn’t only Trump who’s demeaning the Civil War

Scepticism about the Union’s intentions is now widespread. → Read More

Rebel: Tory vs the establishment

Douglas Carswell’s book gives a refreshing take on the new elitism. → Read More

Sorry, Juncker, the EU is nothing like the US

The difference between the two unions? Democracy. → Read More

How not to oppose Trump’s travel ban

Why it's wrong to rely on judges to stand up to Trump. → Read More

The SNP isn’t interested in independence

Scottish nationalism is more about therapy than democracy. → Read More

Uber: the illusion of growth

The dark truth about Uber? It doesn't make money. → Read More

Trump’s critics are falling for conspiracy theories

Bannon is no more a fascist than Obama was a Marxist. → Read More

Davos Man has no time for the demos

he world’s rich and powerful meet this week in the Swiss town of Davos, as they do every year, under the banner of the World Economic Forum. World leaders, NGO bigwigs, business leaders and celebrity activists will discuss the pressing issues of our time. The bland homogeneity of thought among the elite attendees is often mocked. Samuel Huntington famously coined the term ‘Davos Man’ to describe… → Read More