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

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,Stephen King,Will Kymlicka,Clare Short

The End of the West

Should we worry about the fall of Western power?

Rana Mitter,Finn Mackay,Angela Eagle,Patricia MacCormack

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?

Rana Mitter,Michael Howard,Anna Soubry,Jon Lansman

The Will of the People

Is populism to be celebrated or feared?

Rana Mitter,Heather Peto,Miles Berry,Julia Long

Mirror, Mirror

Can plastic surgery make you more authentic?

Rana Mitter,AL Kennedy,Nicholas Humphrey,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

Rana Mitter,Ted Honderich,Yvonne Ridley,Mark Littlewood

The Politics of Terrorism

Is terrorism another tool of war?

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

Heresy, Truth and the Future

Challenging the status quo

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

The Old Lady's Crisis

Rana Mitter,Ayaan Hirsi-Ali

Arc of life: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Interviewing the unflinching human rights defender

Rana Mitter,Laurie Penny,Thangam Debbonaire,Louise Perry

The equality myth

Is the pursuit of absolute equality a mistake?

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

The knowledge delusion

Should we give up on the idea of certainty?

Vince Cable,Malcolm Rifkind,Isabel Hilton,Rana Mitter

China: ally or threat?

Rising tensions on the world stage

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

The final wave

Free speech and feminism

Rana Mitter,Myriam Francois,Zoe Strimpel,Louise Perry

Forbidden Fruit

Sex and taboo in the modern age

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

Truth and prejudice

Does the modern university undermine free thought?

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

The limits of sexuality

Should we eradicate sexuality from our public live

Rana Mitter,Kenneth Cukier,Claire Fox,Rutger Bregman

Democracy: freedom or tyranny?

Do we live under the tyranny of the majority?

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

Virtue ethics and the mob

Can morality matter and be private?

Rana Mitter,Natalie Bennett,Ella Whelan,Ashwini Deshpande

Virtue, hypocrisy and the natural world

Environmental ideals and every day lies

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

Dissent, division and democracy

The end of the left and right

Rana Mitter,Meg Rosoff,Peter Doran,Alex Nunn

The power of the present

Does mindfulness improve our lives?

Rana Mitter,Kate Sullivan de Estrada,Alpa Shah,S. Y. Quraishi

The Indian Century

Does India need the West?

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

The lessons of failure

Did the failure in Afghanistan lead to Ukraine?

Izabella Kaminska,Steve Hanke,Polly Toynbee,Rana Mitter

The inflation crisis

Are we on the brink of economic disaster?

Rana Mitter,Deirdre McCloskey,Paul Mason,Bim Afolami

The new right

What does modern conservatism stand for?

Rana Mitter,Janne Teller,Paul Bloom,Winston Marshall,Fellipe do Vale

Belief, value and superstition

Are we entering a new age of belief?

Rana Mitter,Mark Salter,David Nutt,Caroline Hickman

The age of anxiety

COVID-19 legacy will be psychiatric

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

The weaker sex?

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

David Aaronovitch,Rana Mitter,Paul Mason,Polly Mackenzie

Inheriting inequality

How should we tackle embedded privilege?

Rana Mitter,Bianca Jagger,Eileen Myles,Nina Power

Eradicating gender

Unraveling the path to equality

Rana Mitter,Joanna Kavenna,Paul Dolan,Aaron Bastani

The happiness delusion

In search of the aim of life

Rana Mitter,Peter Tatchell,Deirdre McCloskey,Bhaskar Sunkara

A material world

Does consumption genuinely make us more satisfied?

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

Race, identity and justice

The relevance of race in the modern world