I have an essay in American Affairs, arguing that decline and crisis in core capitalist countries is best understood a Brazilianization: not just inequality and oligarchy, but cynicism, anti-politics, indeterminacy, and the End of History – these are all facets of Brazil’s early encounter with the end of modernization, a process now afflicting even the … Continue reading Brazilianization of the World
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 spoke to Bristol Transformed, introducing Peter Mair’s essential “Ruling the Void”, in the first edition of their Theory for Dummies series, as well as responding to questions about the state of politics today. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=467072294330160
I had an article in Damage Magazine, published 17 December 2020, arguing that our dreams of impending fascist doom are complicit with our immobilisation. Instead of coming up with alternatives to our really existing low-grade dystopia, we fantasise about barbarians just over the hill. This leads us to ally with centrists, further delaying the building of alternatives. … Continue reading Render unto Ourselves, What is Ours—or Caesar Will Seize It
I was on the Impressions of America podcast to provide some analysis and historicisation of the phenomenon of the Third Way and the New Democrats, in an episode discussion the rise of Bill Clinton in the early 90s.