It is becoming clear that this election season, the Democratic Party will likely adopt a center-left agenda.
South Africa suffers capability deficiencies and institutional stasis due to poor political management.
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
The Coalition should not use this unexpected win to allow itself to be complacent and drift. It needs to work out its agenda for the next three years and how it allows internal debate.
On racist dog-whistling and on climate change, the "right" now finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion – so the acrimonious public debates on ideological lines may be coming to an end.
Research suggests people intuitively draw a distinction between what is known and what is believed. Recognizing the difference can help in ideological disagreements.
The Liberals once tried to build a big tent to include a range of political positions. Recent conflicts over energy, same-sex marriage and euthanasia show this is no longer sustainable.
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
Both attack the status-quo, but for entirely different reasons.
Economics doesn't have all the answers – at least not for those looking to escape ideology.
Donald Trump may lose his bid for the White House. But far more competent, grassroots politicians will line up to take his mantle.
Comparisons of foreign volunteers in Syria to the International Brigades of Spain are apt, but not for the reasons you think.
Most cults build upon or modify existing religious doctrine, yet how they express these beliefs varies from group to group.
Red berets, hard hats, overalls and domestic workers’ uniforms have become a prominent part of South African politics. But these are more than just props for the EFF political party.