The Mask of the Red Death: Dispatch One from a Changing World

‘We are at war,’ Emmanuel Macron declares. ‘A health war. We are not at war with an army or another nation…but a disease.’ War economy, if not war socialism, looms.

Race and America’s Long War: An Interview with Nikhil Pal Singh

Interview conducted by Rosa Burc & George Souvlis Can you start by talking about your formative political and academic experiences? My parents emigrated to the United States from Bombay, India in the late 1960s. My father had been an engineer...

The Social Industry and the ‘Lone Wolf’ Phase of Fascism

Fascism without fascism. In an age in which things are unclear, tendencies yet to congeal, political substances yet to find their settled form, we have to resort to contradiction. Theory must be as indeterminate, and speculative, as reality itself: a roll of the dice.

The Tragedy of the Worker: Towards the Proletarocene

Life exists in Vernadskian space. A globe, twenty-five kilometres deep, from the oceanic abyss to the outer limit of the troposphere. A biosphere, to the destruction of which, humanity is witness, and of which, perpetrator.

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial...
Losing the North

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial historical truth....


ISSUE 7 – AUTUMN 2019

Towards the Proletarocene

  

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Losing the North

Losing the North

Just how serious is Labour’s problem in the North of England? As Lewis Baston points out, the journalistic cliche of the ‘red wall’ that developed over the last few weeks is highly misleading. The myth resonates because it stems from a partial historical truth....

Boris Johnson is a Formidable Campaigner

Boris Johnson is a Formidable Campaigner

Boris Johnson is a formidable campaigner. He is one of the few politicians who can connect with ordinary people. He has real charisma. He stands for a proud One Nation conservatism. He stands for law and order. Other parties might claim a line of zero tolerance. But...

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Notes on Walls

Notes on Walls

A wall is always going to be beautiful. In the future, it will be ‘impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful’, in the words of the President, however tawdry and inadequate to its own stated purpose it actually is when built, if ever built at all. One of...

Platform Capitalism and the Value Form

Platform Capitalism and the Value Form

According to the speculations of techno-futurologists, left and right, the machines are here to liberate us. Most of the discourse is dominated by the neoliberal right such as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee and Andrew Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of...

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