I was on The Brazilian Report‘s Explaining Brazil podcast to discuss the legacy of Operation Car Wash, the massive anti-corruption investigations that saw Lula sentenced and removed from the political game.
I was interviewed for an extensively quoted in a piece entitled “Why the age-gap debate is getting old”, by Madeleine Holden, in MEL Magazine. I argue that the boundaries of adulthood have changed, while adults are increasingly infantilised, such that an age gap between romantic partners is seen as predatory.
After criticising the global BLM protests last month for ignoring local contexts and fantasising their participation in US politics, I was asked by Verso Books blog to provide a view on the situation Brazil – police violence, political authoritarianism, resistance… Here’s my piece, the first in Verso Blog’s “Global Perspectives on Policing” dossier – which also … Continue reading Policing in Brazil
I have a piece out in Damage Magazine this week on the global spread of the Black Lives Matter protests. For me, they are indicative of Americanisation, of people living out a fantasy of being American. Except, rather than the forms of Americanisation we saw in the 20th century, this identification is specifically with what … Continue reading The Triumph of American Idealism
I have a piece in Damage Magazine discussing what we on Aufhebunga Bunga call “Neoliberal Order Breakdown Syndrome”, and how it is likely to be affected by Covid-19. In the article, I argue that we are seeing a brief resurgence for “technocracy” – or rule by experts – because of the pandemic. Politicians visibly “following … Continue reading Technocracy’s end-of-life rally