Nina Power

‘We’re all members of the Stasi now’: Irvine Welsh interviewed

Nina Power explores today's culture of paranoia, control, offence and censorship with the Scottish author

Offended? Tate postponed Philip Guston’s 2021 retrospective for fear of his Ku Klux Klan paintings — such as ‘Tour’ (1969) above — appearing insensitive. Credit: Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Agnes Gund / Bridgeman Images

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