When in my late teens/early 20s (very much Peak End-of-History), I desired that the name socialism be affixed to my political ideas or those that I agreed with. You know the gist: “this is what socialists should do”, or “this is what communists think”, and so on. That the stamp of political identity be inked … Continue reading Socialism as the name of its opposite
I have two pieces out this week in reaction to Bolsonaro’s election. For NBC Think I argue that, despite international media putting Trump and Bolsonaro in the same league, “the U.S. is led by a politician who still enacts policy within the bounds of the law, in and through American institutions.” More broadly, though, we can … Continue reading Bolsonaro is not a “Trump of the Tropics”
Recently, I appeared on two podcasts discussing Brazil’s election and its context. Cable Street: Brazil’s Trump, But Worse w/ Alex Hochuli Link / Download (mp3) Sh*t Platypus Says: On Cynthia Nixon, the Brazilian elections, and Afrofuturism
The use of “fascist” as an insult has a long history around the world which, in many cases, has led to a banalization of the term. But it is important to understand what is essential in fascism, not just for scientific reasons, so as not to become confused, but above all for condition an adequate … Continue reading Is Bolsonaro a “fascist”?
O uso de “fascista” como xingamento tem uma longa história no mundo inteiro, muitas vezes levando a uma banalização do termo. Mas é importante entender o que tem de essencial no fascismo, não só por razões científicas, para não nos confundirmos, mas sobretudo para condicionar uma resposta adequada à ameaça neofascista. Já vimos o Berlusconi … Continue reading O coiso é fascista?