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 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 question now is, how did we get to the stage where this proposition leads the polls [What follows is my translation of a column by Celso Rocha de Barros, published today, 17 September, in Folha de S. Paulo. As the author commented on Twitter, “someone needed to say out lout what everyone already knows” … Continue reading Bolsonaro camp wants a coup
So I forgot to post this, from back in early July: a piece by me on Brazil in the World Cup. It’s sort of a companion piece to some brilliant stuff on Africa Is A Country about Brazil-fandom in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean. I argue that whatever Brazil/A Seleção represents for them, in Brazil it “may … Continue reading Not Socrates’ Brazil
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