Alex Hochuli: masters student in European studies at King's College London

Alex Hochuli is a masters student in European studies at King’s College London and editor of the Battle of Ideas and Institute of Ideas websites. He co-produced the Institute’s 2008 Secularism Series, where he chaired a debate on religion and radicalism, Religion: still the opium of the masses?. Alex is currently researching romantic anti-capitalism, and has an interest in questions of nationalism.

June 2007

Politics and History: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Marx

Whether one subscribes to the now-deceased Althusser’s now-deceased project or not, his attempt to identify what makes a thinker radical deserves serious consideration; and the book is indeed ultimately worthy of inclusion in this Verso series.

December 2006

In Praise of Ideology

It seems Lord Saatchi either doesn’t understand irony or he doesn’t understand conservatism: of course Marx championed self-realisation; but upholding self-realisation seems a strikingly progressive ideal for a ‘conservative’.

October 2006

What has happened to investigative journalism?

In a time of political conformism, Mayes is rightly pushing for a more ‘critical’ journalism - one which seeks to expose contradictions in a system. Exposing the breaking of a rule should serve as the ‘political moment’ - an opportunity to explore the fundamental political dynamics at work.

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