Bolsonaro is not a “Trump of the Tropics”

I have two pieces out this week in reaction to Bolsonaro’s election. For NBC Think I argue that, despite international media putting Trump and Bolsonaro in the same league, “the U.S. is led by a politician who still enacts policy within the bounds of the law, in and through American institutions.” More broadly, though, we can Continue reading Bolsonaro is not a “Trump of the Tropics”

O coiso é fascista?

O uso de “fascista” como xingamento tem uma longa história no mundo inteiro, muitas vezes levando a uma banalização do termo. Mas é importante entender o que tem de essencial no fascismo, não só por razões científicas, para não nos confundirmos, mas sobretudo para condicionar uma resposta adequada à ameaça neofascista. Já vimos o Berlusconi Continue reading O coiso é fascista?

The Meaning of Lula’s Imprisonment

I have an article in Jacobin, discussing the narrow straits of Brazilian democracy (as per usual). The first part is my notes on the matter, reproduced below. The rest is a translation of a sharp and beautifully written analysis by Felipe Demier, originally published at Esquerda Online. This week, both sides of a polarized Brazil Continue reading The Meaning of Lula’s Imprisonment