Berlusconi and post-truth politics, the Rojava experiment, and the future of humanity
The best long-reads from the New Humanist this month.
Donald Trump’s populism has a striking precedent. Giovanni Tiso looks at what we can learn from the Berlusconi era.
Behind the frontlines in Syria, a self-governing Kurdish region is making a radical attempt at gender equality. Rahila Gupta reports from Rojava.
Relativity and quantum theory help us make sense of the universe – but, Marcus Chown writes, physics still has huge mysteries left to unravel.
Toby Lichtig asks: if you donate money to charity, should your decisions be a matter for the head or the heart?
Yuval Noah Harari’s new book explores the idea that scientific knowledge might one day undermine democratic values, writes Rory Fenton.