In the midst of multiple crises – social, economic, political, environmental – the world over is reckoning with the threat of far-right ideologies that offer seemingly simple solutions to anything but simple problems.

In this issue, our contributors look at how we got here, from the role of the Covid-19 pandemic to intensifying economic insecurity to the ubiquity of anti-immigration rhetoric and the rise of populist politics.

However, taken together, these articles also light the path forward – they urge progressives not to fall into doomism, but instead to organise and fight for a better world of our making.