Pandaemonium

A YEAR OF PANDAEMONIUM

Lyubov Popova Painterly Architectonics

Another year of Pandaemonium, and three lists to finish off the year: the most read posts in 2019, the most read posts published in 2019 (because most of most-read posts from this year are actually from previous years) and my favourite posts of the year.

My thanks to all readers of, and contributors to, Pandaemonium. And most especially to all the Patrons. And best wishes to all for 2020.

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Most read posts in 2019

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1 What’s the problem with multiculturalism?

2 The history and politics of white identity

3 Immigration and cultural loss

4 The failure of multiculturalism

5 Shamima Begum and moral responsibility

6 Why hate speech should not be banned

7 Free speech in an age of identity politics

8 The art and politics of cultural appropriation

9 Who has the right to speak?

10 Why both sides are wrong in the race debate

11 The Enlightenment and the Death of God

12 Not all politics is identity politics

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Most read posts published in 2019

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1 The history and politics of white identity

2 Shamima Begum and moral responsibility

3 Who has the right to speak?

4 White identity and working class politics

5 The politics of identity, left and right

6 Anti-zionism is not (always) anti-Semitism

7 What deterrence looks like

8 On the right to have rights

9 The lived experience of race and class

10 The corrosiveness of bullshit

11 When the right kind of migrant is still wrong

12 Anti-Muslim bigotry and far-right terror

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A personal pick

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1 The history and politics of white identity

2 The trouble with liberalism

3  An outrage that dare not speak its name

4 Who has the right to speak?

5 On the right to have rights

6 Anti-Zionism is not (always) anti-Semitism

7 Class realities and cultural divides

8 Failing to see the deeper causes of social tragedies

9 In defence of universalism

10 Wildness and the human imagination

11 Remembering the Holocaust in Berlin

12 Island of light

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The image is one of Lyubov Popova’s series of ‘Painterly architectonics’ paintings.