Simon Heffer is a British journalist, author and political commentator.
Simon Heffer is a British journalist, author and political commentator.
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The Fires of Progress
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Reason and The Decline of Violence
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The Wealth Delusion
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The Gathering Storm
Russia, China and the New World Order
Monarchy, Caste and Inheritance
Must an equal world abolish all family privilege?
Are universities threatening free speech?
Are there alternative economic systems?
The Crisis of the West
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The Morality of War
Should wealthy countries intervene in wars around the world?
How to Change the World
Brian Eno and James Thornton on living a good life
The Great Economists
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The End of the West
Should we worry about the fall of Western power?
The New Politics
Is the market the most important thing?
Is a nuclear crisis inevitable?
Guns and Butter
Hard and Soft power
Removing vs Strengthening Borders
War and Peace
Has Trump made the world more dangerous?
Rich and Equal
Can a society be equal and prosperous?
What should we do about poverty?
Big Issue Founder John Bird's Political Manifesto
Can Facebook Save Itself?
Internet giants between the market and government regulation
The Struggle for Social Justice
Can we make rich countries fairer? | Angela Eagle
Out of Control
How dangerous are the tech giants?
Generation Rent: Sharing the Future
Is our obsession with owning property outdated?
The New Mafia
Is it too late to regulate tech giants?
Authority, Liberty and Wealth
Is 'The China Model' better than democracy?
After The Crisis
Mapping the road to recovery
The Infinite Boom
Is it wrong for state budgets to focus on growth?
Capitalism, Poverty and Progress
Deirdre McCloskey | Free markets empower the poor
Eating to Save the Planet
Is it time to rethink our relationship with food?
Gandhi vs Guevara
Is violence ever a justifiable political strategy?
The Tears of the Europeans
Is the US in dangerous decline?
Beware Bankers Bearing Gifts
Do we need debt?
George Galloway strikes a blow against imperialism
Is it the only viable economic system or can we imagine a post-capitalist world?
Are Islam and Westernism Compatible?
Resisting vs Embracing Islam in the West
Creating post-colonial identity | Myriam Francois
Securing Our Future
Anders Sandberg | How to avoid global disasters
Diversity and Power
Is radical thinking enough to change society?
The Fantasy of Money
Are there alternatives to currency?
War and Peace
The politics of conflict
The Global Aristocracy
Should there be a limit to the power of the global elite?
The End of Ideals?
Do we need grand political visions?
Towards A New Humanity
Immigration and Identity
Britain, Brexit, and borders
Money For Nothing
Guy Standing vs Deirdre McCloskey on Universal Basic Income
Corporation vs. Nation
Should states aim to contain corporate power?
The Eye of the Needle
Is paying tax a moral duty?
The End of Aid
What kind of aid works?
Owen Jones attacks the British establishment.
The merits and dangers of free movement
Empire Strikes Back
Will the nation state survive?
Sophie Walker | On feminist economics
Where Should Britain Stand?
George Galloway imagines the future of our sceptred isle.
The End of Capitalism
A new global economics
Peter Tatchell outlines his vision for a fair, successful and accountable economy.
The danger of satellite terror attacks
Tweeting to Change the World
Is social media activism bound to fail?
Owning the World
Examining ownership in today's society
The Conflict to Come
America vs China
Joining the Resistance
Resisting the false stories
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
The new global order
The Eagle and The Dragon
The 21st Century Superpower: US vs China
Scars of History
Are borders the source of prejudice and conflict?
Monopolising the Internet
Digital giants between profit and the social good
A Very British Disease
Bursting the property bubble
The End of Abundance?
The Numbers Game
Breaking the silence on immigration
The Rich and the Rest
Diane Abbott: End the oppression
Mandela: Icon of Icons?
Europe After the Reign
Art, money, and the rise of the East
Diane Abbott: Beyond Downton Abbey
Provocative Labour frontbencher Diane Abbott presents an outspoken view of British history.
Technology and Anarchy
Can subversive technologies be regulated?
The Ladder of Success
How empowerment can fight inequality
Today's Errors, Tomorrow's Adventures
A tech-driven human revolution
How To Change The World
Can you change a culture from the inside out?
The Politics of Terrorism
Is terrorism another tool of war?
How does Uncertainty affect Business?
Project Fear vs Project Reality
How to Make the World Better
Peter Tatchell on activism that works
Generation Wars II
The mess we're in: millennials vs generation X
George Galloway says "Naw" to Separatism
The Snowden Affair: An insider's take
The future of security
The Big Bad Wolf
Should we aim to reduce corporate power?
The dispossessed youth
How Old Is Old?
Discussing the disparagement of old age.
The Next Fifty Years
The Best of Times?
The rise of India, modern China and the future of the West
The Killing Fields
Benjamin Dix, photojournalist and last UN liaison out of warring Sri Lanka. Hear his story.
When the Money Runs Out
A frightening vision of the future
The Old Lady's Crisis
A Changed World
Must we look at international relations in terms of the powerful and the weak?
The Real Capitalism
Spies, Lies and Life on the Run
The Return of Revolution
When China Rules the World
Has greed got the better of us?
Satisfaction and desire in consumer culture
Fully automated luxury communism
A Communist perspective on technological advancement
The Value of Everything
Can we make capitalism work for everyone?
Paul Mason | In-depth Interview
On Extinction Rebellion, protest, and beyond
Work Doesn't Pay
Why jobs no longer guarantee stability.
The Future of Thought
Is the sun setting on Western ideas?
Izabella Kaminska | In-depth interview
On the next economic crisis, phony regulators and beyond
Tech giants on collision course with democracy
Is capitalism broken?
Can, and should, it be saved?
Cybersecurity and Huawei
China's rise as a digital superpower
How to decolonise your mind
Improving conversations surrounding race
Capitalism and Covid
A new solution to societal inequality?
China: ally or threat?
Rising tensions on the world stage
The rise and fall of globalisation
Do we need to pursue localism?
The future of war
Women for liberation
Women for liberation
The Arc of Life: Bianca Jagger
A biography of a leading human rights defender
Not so equal
Commitments to global equality
The future of India
Will India hold on to secular liberalism?
The corona crash
Why we should radically restructure society
After the end of history
How we remain on the right track
The economy of the future
With Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz
Arc of life: Paul Krugman
An interview with Nobel-Prize winning economist
The Malthusian catastrophe
The perils of population
Getting real about global power
Is the West irrelevant?
Arc of life: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Interviewing the unflinching human rights defender
In conversation with Nobel Prize winner Esther Duflo
The Nobel Prize winner on ending global poverty
China, morality and self-interest
The future of trade with China
Islands and the end of modernity
The importance of islands in the Anthropocene
In conversation: Rutger Bregman and Grace Blakeley
On the future of the left and the nature of humans
Pandemics and the Battle of Economic Ideas
What can we learn from the great economists?
Forging the transhumanist future
An interview with Anders Sandberg
The paradox of radical change
Steps to revolution
The not so classical liberal
Abandoning 'capitalism' to embrace an alternative
An Interview with Eka Ikpe
What really makes up China's DNA
Explaining China's growing influence
The African dream
Is pan-Africanism the way forward?
Ukraine: The Deceit of the West
Has the West become an untrustworthy ally?
The inflation crisis
Are we on the brink of economic disaster?
The hidden virtues of commercialism
Can commercial societies produce virtuous morals?
The economics of almost everything
The new ruling class
How can we confront technofeudalism?
War and peace in Afghanistan
What does the future hold for Afghanistan?
This is my land
Should the colonial powers give back reparations?
The eclipse of the West
Are we on the brink of a new world order?
The truth about the nuclear threat
How concerned should we be?
How should we tackle embedded privilege?
The end of affluence
Are there limits to government debt?
Russia, Ukraine and the Future of Economics
Vince Cable on economics post-Ukraine
Profits, value and fantasy
Exploring the new age of capitalism
China and the art of peace
Western strategy in the new global order
Innovation and the future of capitalism
Do governments really support free trade?
A material world
Does consumption genuinely make us more satisfied?
How innovation works
An Interview with Matt Ridley
How we failed to predict inflation
How accurate can economic forecasting really be?
Forests, hypocrisy and the West
How can we prevent rainforest destruction?
The web corporation
Is it time to reign in big tech?
Big tech and lost promises
Will regulation solve our problems with Big Tech?
The challenge of China
Vince Cable on the rise of China
Corporations vs The People
Who rules the world?
Virtue, hypocrisy and the natural world
Environmental ideals and every day lies
Why economics is critical to your life
The lessons of failure
Did the failure in Afghanistan lead to Ukraine?
The future of Ukraine and the world
Michael Bociurkiw interviewed by Jacob Furedi
The future of money
Vince Cable in conversation with Linda Yueh
The fantasies of the West
Does the rest of the world really think like us?
The West in danger
A new era is upon us
The Wealth Paradox
How do we create a prosperous society?
New politics and old threats
Are social issues more important than economics?
Sins of the past, visions of the future
How our construction of race impacts the future
Is it moral to trade with the devil?
Trading with the enemy
The weaker sex?
Should we abandon the idea that men need to protect women?
Do we unfairly privilege the unelected?
The rise and rise of populism
Has politics changed forever?
The Crisis of Ageing
The radical implications of a rapidly aging population
The weapon that failed
Do sanctions ever work?
How to philosophize behind bars
Philosophy behind bars
The danger and desire of the frontier
Should we seek to explore mars while the earth burns?
Diplomacy, deception, and disaster
Can diplomacy end the Ukraine war?
An unprecedented experiment with money
What caused the inflation crisis
Guesses, errors and economics
Are predictions a fool's errand?
The life and philosophy of Fiona Hill
The thorn in Trump's side
The ethics of industry
An interview with Baroness Lola Young
The broken economics of the sea
Rescuing the blue commons
In pursuit of peace
How can we secure peace in times of war?
The morality of sex
Should monogamy fall from its moral highground?