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Freddie Sayers talks to Ian Birrell about his latest piece for UnHerd, "China is not the hero in this darkest hour". Read the full article here: https://unherd.com/2020/03/china-is-not-the-hero-in-this-darkest-hour/
Giles Fraser talks to Adam Rutherford about his new book 'How To Argue With A Racist'.
In this UnHerd Debate, Freddie Sayers talks to Peter Franklin and Phillip Blond about whether the Hungarian Prime Minister's dangerous reputation is justified.
Freddie Sayers talks to London mayoral hopeful Rory Stewart about Love, romantic Conservatives and how Boris Johnson made him feel like an abused wife.
Freddie Sayers interviews NYT columnist David Brooks about his latest book 'The Second Mountain'. They discuss how to make life – and politics – more meaningful.
In this Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles diagnose a generational dissatisfaction. Read the article they discuss: 'What's bugging the Millennials?' https://unherd.com/2019/01/whats-bugging-the-millennials/
In this Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin talk about the renewed interest in taxing the super rich. Given the already high levels of tax avoidance, is there any point in increasing their tax rates? Read the article they discuss: 'Th
In this Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles talk about American aristocracy and why modern meritocracy is anything but fair. Read the article they discuss: 'The most dangerous thing about meritocracy' https://unherd.com/2018/12/the-m
This Short sees Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin unpack a paradox: the more we know, the more ignorant we become. Read the article they discuss: 'When eggheads are bigger idiots than meatheads': https://unherd.com/2018/12/why-eggheads-can
UnHerd columnist Graeme Archer joins Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin to discuss how identity politics and the rush to judgement is poisoning debate. Read the two articles behind the Short: 'How politics is poisoning the truth', about the
Giles Fraser joins Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin to discuss the UK's broken political system, and whether SDP 2.0 might be the party for the politically homeless. Read the articles they discuss: Could Brexit fix our broken politics? ht
In this UnPacked Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin are joined by UnHerd's US Flyover Editor, Henry Olsen, to discuss the four ways in which the Right has the wrong response to the Left's political correctness.
In this UnPacked Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin are joined by UnHerd's US Editor Henry Olsen to discuss how 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' is a populist tale with relevance today.
10 years on from the last financial crisis, all but four countries in the OECD have higher debt to GDP ratios than they had in 2008. In this UnHerd Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin are joined by UnHerd's US-based flyover editor Hen
If populism was about economic insecurity, wouldn't young people be casting protest votes en masse? Instead, when it comes to Right-wing populist parties at least, the older you are the more likely you are to support them. In this UnPacked Sho
China's much-discussed Social Credit System takes information on everything from jaywalking, to looking after your parents, to buying alcohol, in order to score your trustworthiness as a citizen. In this UnPacked Short, Charlotte Pickles and P
Subscribe to make sure you don't miss UnHerd's new podcast series featuring columnist Giles Fraser in which he talks to distinguished guests about how their beliefs shape who they are. The first three episodes are out now. Search for 'UnHerd C
Is London’s financial sector too big? That’s the argument made in a book by former Economist contributor Nicholas Shaxson. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss how size is not the issue, it’s the type of activit
You'd be forgiven for thinking that American politics is incredibly polarised at the moment. But the truth is that most people are actually somewhere in the middle. Research suggests two-thirds of Americans comprise an 'exhausted majority', uns
In a bid to silence Donald Trump and other critics, Massachussetts senator Elizabeth Warren recently released a DNA test she claimed proved her Native American ancestry. In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles explore the
You need more than concrete to keep an economy going, no matter how much you use. In this UnPacked Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin discuss whether China has the tools for future economic success, and whether its embrace of capitali
Has our digital age made geography irrelevant? In this UnPacked Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin discuss how rather than breaking down geographical barriers, our Facebook connections are reinforcing them.
As part of the UnHerd series, 'What's killing conservatism', Peter Franklin took aim at the 'Ten vested interests the Tories failed to tackle'. In this UnHerd Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin pick their top 3 targets, and ask why ov
The idea that nationalism and liberalism are enemies ignores the history of Europe. In this week's UnPacked Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin discuss how the EU learned the wrong lessons from the fall of Yugoslavia.
In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin and Charlotte Pickles discuss the idea of 'digital surrogates', basic but convincing simulations of human personalities... But do we want to keep Trump tweeting for eternity?
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