Jane Miller lives in Lon­don, and is the author, most recent­ly, of In My Own Time: Thoughts and After­thoughts (2016), a col­lec­tion of her In These Times columns and interviews.
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Want Better Sex? Try Socialism.
In "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism," Kristen R. Ghodsee argues that economic independence for women not only helps all of society—it improves heterosexual relationships too.
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Jeremy Corbyn Spent Passover With a Group of Socialist Jews. Here’s Why I’m Not Insulted.
How dare the world decide for us who's a proper Jew.
Culture
Barbara Ehrenreich Calls BS on the Immortality Industry
In her new book, Natural Causes, the author reminds us that we can't cheat death -- although we can die trying.
Culture
Viewing the USSR Through Red-Tinted Glasses
The writings of Svetlana Alexievich cut through the fog of propaganda surrounding the Soviet Union.
Culture
The Cradle-to-Grave Coalition
On funerals and socialist revivals.
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Sorry, Tories: Jeremy Corbyn’s Success Is a Win for the Anti-Austerity Movement
British progressives have a long fight ahead. But for now, we're breathing a collective sigh of relief.
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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay: Examining Britain’s Populist Revolt
David Goodhart's The Road to Somewhere goes nowhere worth following.
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Judgment Day
The June 8 election is critical for Labour's future.
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The Scrooges in Charge
From refugees to healthcare, Theresa May's policies are paranoid and mean-spirited.
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View of the Swamp from Across the Pond
As the U.K. barrels toward Brexit, Trump provides Britain with another bizarre spectacle.
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Brexit From the Side of a Volcano
Contemplating capitalism and democracy in the Canary Islands.
Culture
Meet the Folkestones
A small British town that voted for Brexit.
Culture
The First Hippies
The new book Rebel Crossings showcases a small band of feminist utopians who came to America to try something new.
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Brexit, Trump and What We’ve Failed To Learn From the 1930s
Perhaps dark undercurrents rest beneath every society, waiting for a depression or a demagogue to unleash them.
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The Hairdresser of Plaistow
The happy, often glamorous life of the man who cuts my hair.
Culture
Can There Be a Party of the Left in Britain?
Party brass may not like it, but Jeremy Corbyn's popularity could herald a new era for Labour.
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Shuffling Off the Mortal Coil
On the passing of my friend, Daniel Aaron.
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The Tragedy of Brexit
In Thursday's Brexit referendum, Britain decided its fate. But what will that fate be?
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The Brexit Vote and the Future of the European Union
We can only hope that common sense will prevail.
Culture
Cuts for the Poor, Tax Havens for the Rich
The Panama Papers expose the hypocrisy of England's oligarchs.
Culture
Prime Minister David Cameron Is Right; the U.K. Should Stay in the EU
But its half-hearted participation must go.
Culture
The Bittersweetness of Tidying Up
Getting rid of old baggage, political as well as material
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Scattering Karl’s Ashes
Learning to accept the inevitable
Culture
The Wrong Kind of Solidarity: The UK’s Decision to Join the Air Strikes on Syria
Why bombing Syria in an attempt to weaken ISIS is not the answer to the Paris attacks.
Culture
The Barriers to Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe
The contrasts between the lives of Europeans and the lives of refugees
Culture
Jeremy Corbyn Is Already Pushing the Labour Party to Fight Inequality and Injustice
Despite a seemingly endless torrent of attacks and gossip, Corbyn is building a real alternative to politics as usual in the UK.
Culture
In Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan Novels, Women’s Rage Is Both Pardonable and Malevolent
The mysterious, wildly popular Italian novelist excels at crises and contradictions
Culture
How an Anti-Austerity Protest Candidate Became the Frontrunner for Labour’s Leadership
Jeremy Corbyn's left campaign is shaking up UK Labour
Culture
Treacheries At Teatime
On postwar anti-communist surveillance in Britain
Culture
Austerity: The Real Winner of the UK Elections
May’s elections delivered the familiar thud of disappointment.
Culture
Detained at Her Majesty’s Pleasure
The UK keeps migrants in detention centres for unspecified periods of time.
Culture
Jihadis Invade London
We are no wiser as to who indoctrinated 'Jihadi John.'
Culture
The Appeal of the UK’s Radical Right
UKIP is reaching the 'left behind' white working class.
Culture
Labour Pains
There’s a U.K. General Election in May and I don’t know how to vote.
Culture
The 1950s: You Had To Be There
Post-WWII America was more complicated than we remember.
Culture
On the Death of a Spouse
Karl has died.
Culture
Scotland: Why One Londoner Is Relieved
It's lucky for U.K. progressives that the Scots didn't secede.
Culture
A Summer of Rubble
What are we to make of the recent eruptions of violence around the globe?
Culture
A Sense of Life Ending
A long, slow end can be a treasure.
Culture
What Is Literature For?
The U.K. removes American classics from required reading lists.
Culture
Beyond the Right to Choose
When is 'choice' the wrong approach?
Culture
The Ambiguities of Care
As they grow older, women may find themselves once again enlisted as unpaid caretakers.
Culture
Clever Girls
'Men or books?' These could be mutually exclusive choices for young women in 1950s Europe, as two new novels show.
Culture
How Will We Remember the First World War?
The centenary of the Great War has sparked some ugly debates in the U.K.
Culture
Not Wasted on the Young
Instead of worrying about achievement, we should be ensuring the young get proper youths.
Culture
Sex and the Older Woman
Lynne Segal provides a feminist take on desirability in old age.
Culture
Berlin, a Favourite Once Again
In Berlin's renewed popularity, what has been forgotten?
Culture
The Seamus Heaney I Knew
In memory of a Nobelist and a dear friend.
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