John Harris

Journalist & Author

May 1968: the revolution retains its magnetic allure

A Stone Roses album, a Hari Kunzru novel, a Gucci ad campaign … 50 years after the events of May 1968, our writer reflects on how the ideas and energy of that moment live on today
We are now as far from the events of 1968 as the people involved were from the end of the first world war. Cliche has long since reduced much of what occurred to “student revolt”, but that hardly does…

‘Essentially, the monarchy is corrupt’ – will republicanism survive Harry and Meghan?

The campaign group Republic is committed to bringing down the House of Windsor, despite a wedding that may deepen the public’s emotional bond with the royals. Is it right to argue that this soap opera is less popular than people think?
On a scorchingly hot Saturday lunchtime in Leeds, the varied strands of the British left have gathered outside the city’s art gallery for their annual May Day parade. They are all here: the Labour party,…

‘Essentially, the monarchy is corrupt’ – can republicanism survive the Harry and Meghan effect?

The campaign group Republic is committed to bringing down the House of Windsor, despite a wedding that may deepen the public’s emotional bond with the royals. Is it right to argue that this soap opera is less popular than people think?
On a scorchingly hot Saturday lunchtime in Leeds, the varied strands of the British left have gathered outside the city’s art gallery for their annual May Day parade. They are all here: the Labour party,…

In Sri Lanka, Facebook’s dominance has cost lives | John Harris

As the tech giant spreads to poor countries around the globe, a pattern of false information leading to violence is emerging
For the past six weeks or so, the snowballing story of Facebook’s crisis has been framed almost exclusively in terms of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, the ethics of privacy and data harvesting, and the role the platform seems to have played in the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum.
Last…

Ten million British jobs could be gone in 15 years. No one knows what happens next | John Harris

The reality of automation is becoming clear – and it’s terrifying. So why is there so little thinking among politicians about those who will be affected?
Plenty of people may not have heard of the retail firm Shop Direct. Its roots go back to the distant heyday of catalogue shopping, and two giants of that era, Littlewoods and Great Universal Stores. Now it is the parent company behind the online fashion brand Very and…

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