Carole Cadwalladr

For Carole Cadwalladr's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Fascinating glimpse into world of hacking

Aug 31, 2013

Fascinating glimpse into world of hacking

It is perhaps a little hard to remember now, but in 2010, there seemed to be a new global superpower. A superpower that acted in unorthodox ways, which was unaccountable and yet of the people, and that was above all nameless, faceless and, as ...

Shocking exposé of Britain's police spies

Aug 24, 2013

Shocking exposé of Britain's police spies

Overexcitable publishers like to bandy around words such as “explosive” and “shocking” when trying to flog their books, even though generally you could substitute them for ones such as “mildly interesting.” UNDERCOVER: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police, by Paul Lewis and Rob ...

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk: making the fury fly

Apr 6, 2013

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk: making the fury fly

My favorite story about Ingrid Newkirk, the founder and head of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the animal-rights organization, involves her storming the dining room of the Four Seasons hotel in New York, depositing a dead raccoon on Anna Wintour’s dinner ...

The movie exposing the lies at the heart of U.S. capitalism

Feb 8, 2013

The movie exposing the lies at the heart of U.S. capitalism

In one sense, “Inequality for All” is absolutely the film of the moment. We are living through tumultuous times. The economy has tanked. Austerity has cut a swath through our lives. And in a parallel universe, a cohort of alien beings — bankers, as ...

The rising middle classes want their wheels

Jul 19, 2008

The rising middle classes want their wheels

BEIJING — W hat becomes immediately apparent on entering the 10th annual Beijing car show is the emotional intensity with which China has thrown itself into its greatest consumerist passion to date: the first throes of an affair with the car. The entire nation, ...