Render unto Ourselves, What is Ours—or Caesar Will Seize It

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

From Anti-Politics to Authoritarian Restoration in Brazil

I have a long essay out in Jacobin that set out to do four things: Examine what the state of ‘anti-politics’ is in Brazil in 2020, in reference to earlier analyses published in Jacobin and elsewhere Review a book by Jairo Nicolau in which the 2018 election is analysed empirically Put into dialogue two short Continue reading From Anti-Politics to Authoritarian Restoration in Brazil

Triumph of American Idealism (Redux)

I was on the Scottish anti-capitalist podcast Contercast, to discuss my essay, published in Damage in June 2020, on the global BLM and the Americanisation is portends. The essay seems to have caught onto something experienced more widely, as it was cited in a handful of other places, on similar themes. Gregor Baszak noted the Continue reading Triumph of American Idealism (Redux)