Rana Mitter

Presenter, writer, professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford.

Regular presenter of Night Waves and writer for the Financial Times, History Today, and the London Review of Books, Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford.

Regular presenter of Night Waves and writer for the Financial Times, History Today, and the London Review of Books, Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford.

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Janne Teller, John Ellis, Rana Mitter, Robert Rowland Smith

The Known, The Strange and the New

Why does the world remain puzzling and strange?

Rana Mitter, Hilary Lawson, Rebecca Goldstein, Homi Bhabha

After Post-Truth

How do we navigate a world where truth is tribal?

Rana Mitter, Clare Short, Stephen King, Will Kymlicka

The End of the West

Should we worry about the fall of Western power?

Finn Mackay, Angela Eagle, Patricia MacCormack, Rana Mitter

Beyond Men and Women

Should we fight prejudice or gender?

Rana Mitter, Vince Cable, Liz Truss, Richard Burgon

The New Politics

Is the market the most important thing?

Anna Soubry, Michael Howard, Rana Mitter, Jon Lansman

The Will of the People

Is populism to be celebrated or feared?

Heather Peto, Miles Berry, Julia Long, Rana Mitter

Mirror, Mirror

Can plastic surgery make you more authentic?

AL Kennedy, Nicholas Humphrey, Rana Mitter, Pascal Bruckner

Life's Secret

Purpose and the Pursuit of Happiness

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Diane Abbott, Richard Reeves, Kemi Badenoch, Rana Mitter

Who We Are: Beyond Black and White

Can we have a world where race does not matter?

David Aaronovitch, Rana Mitter, Phillip Blond, Zoe Williams, David Marquand

Empire Strikes Back

Will the nation state survive?

Rana Mitter, Molly Meacher, Richard Bentall, Mark Salter

Taking Over the Asylum

Ted Honderich, Rana Mitter, Yvonne Ridley, Mark Littlewood

The Politics of Terrorism

Is terrorism another tool of war?

David Aaronovitch, David Omand, Frank Furedi, Laurie Penny, Rana Mitter

Heresy, Truth and the Future

Challenging the status quo

Rana Mitter, Anatole Kaletsky, Jamie Whyte, Stephen D. King

The Old Lady's Crisis

Rana Mitter, David Nutt, Mark Salter, Caroline Hickman

The age of anxiety

COVID-19 legacy will be psychiatric

Bianca Jagger, Rana Mitter, Eileen Myles, Nina Power

Eradicating gender

Unraveling the path to equality

Rana Mitter, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Arc of life: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Interviewing the unflinching human rights defender

Rana Mitter, Peter Tatchell, Myriam François, Sonia Poulton, Ruth Michaelson

The final wave

Free speech and feminism

Rutger Bregman, Rana Mitter, Kenneth Cukier, Claire Fox

Democracy: freedom or tyranny?

Do we live under the tyranny of the majority?

Rana Mitter, Meg Rosoff, Peter Doran, Alex Nunn

The power of the present

Does mindfulness improve our lives?

Deirdre McCloskey, Rana Mitter, Bim Afolami, Paul Mason

The new right

What does modern conservatism stand for?

David Aaronovitch, Paul Mason, Rana Mitter, Polly Mackenzie

Inheriting inequality

How should we tackle embedded privilege?

Rana Mitter, Deirdre McCloskey, Peter Tatchell, Bhaskar Sunkara

A material world

Does consumption genuinely make us more satisfied?

Rana Mitter, Santiago Zabala, Corine Besson, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

The knowledge delusion

Should we give up on the idea of certainty?

Aaron Bastani, Rana Mitter, Tommy J. Curry, Kathleen Stock

Truth and prejudice

Does the modern university undermine free thought?

Rana Mitter, Ella Whelan, Natalie Bennett, Ashwini Deshpande

Virtue, hypocrisy and the natural world

Environmental ideals and every day lies

Rana Mitter, Shabnam Nasimi, Stefan Dercon, Shabbir Lakha, Ezgi Basaran

The lessons of failure

Did the failure in Afghanistan lead to Ukraine?

Rana Mitter, Mary Ann Sieghart, Maya Oppenheim, Minna Salami

The weaker sex?

Should we abandon the idea that men need to protect women?

Rana Mitter, Aaron Bastani, Joanna Kavenna, Paul Dolan

The happiness delusion

In search of the aim of life

Laurie Penny, Rana Mitter, Thangam Debbonaire, Louise Perry

The equality myth

Is the pursuit of absolute equality a mistake?

Rana Mitter, Myriam François, Louise Perry, Zoe Strimpel

Forbidden Fruit

Sex and taboo in the modern age

Simon Blackburn, Peter Tatchell, Sophie Scott-Brown, Rana Mitter

Virtue ethics and the mob

Can morality matter and be private?

Rana Mitter, Dawn Butler, Glenn Loury, George The Poet

Race, identity and justice

The relevance of race in the modern world

Vince Cable, Malcolm Rifkind, Isabel Hilton, Rana Mitter

China: ally or threat?

Rising tensions on the world stage

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Niki Adams, Olivia Fane, Rana Mitter, Mikki Kendall

The limits of sexuality

Should we eradicate sexuality from our public live

Peter Lilley, Ella Whelan, Paul Mason, Rana Mitter, Peter Mandelson

Dissent, division and democracy

The end of the left and right

Izabella Kaminska, Steve Hanke, Rana Mitter, Polly Toynbee

The inflation crisis

Are we on the brink of economic disaster?