William Davies is a political economist, teaching at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is author of the critically acclaimed work Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World (Cape, 2018), as well as The Happiness Industry: How the government & big business sold us wellbeing (Verso, 2015) and The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition (Sage, 2014). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Left Review and The New Statesman. His most recent book is This is Not Normal: The Collapse of Liberal Britain (Verso, 2020).

  • We damn well held Christmas despite it possibly killing our own parents, so we can damn well hold it with the lights out

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