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Paul Mason

Paul Mason

    Rebellion no longer futile (in the movies, at least)
    Rebellion no longer futile (in the movies, at least)
    When we go to the movies, there's nothing we love more than a violent dystopia. In Mad Max: Fury Road (now on circuit in South Africa), the...
    Give us some of that Chicago bite
    Give us some of that Chicago bite
    Chicago, late afternoon in 1921. Outside, the pavements are slick with rain and in the newsroom, amid cigar smoke, they can feel the rumble as the...
    The 10 things a perfect city needs
    The 10 things a perfect city needs
    For the Economist, it’s Melbourne, Vienna and Toronto; for Monocle magazine, it is Melbourne, Tokyo and Copenhagen; for the...
    Gaza ceasefire: the limits of the term 'humanitarian'
    Gaza ceasefire: the limits of the term 'humanitarian'
    For 12 hours they put their lives back together last Saturday.
    Uncertain future after 'senseless beauty' of revolt
    Uncertain future after 'senseless beauty' of revolt
    The first freely elected Egyptian parliament has convened; the first exposé of brutality in the jails of liberated Libya has been aired; the...
    America's new poor: The end of the middle-class dream
    America's new poor: The end of the middle-class dream
    The men clustered in the shade of trees, in the 32°C heat of a car park in Atlanta, form the lowest layer of America's so-called middle class....