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
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)
I was on the Zero Books podcast to discuss The End of the End of History, the history of the present written jointly by myself, George Hoare and Philip Cunliffe.
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