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
In late July, I penned a number of articles for The Brazilian Report: conspiracy theories, narrative battles, centrism and the centre.