Nationalism After Coronavirus

The realities of global exposure and interdependency should accelerate the case for democratically credible, post-imperial structures of global coordination and an attendant ethos of radical internationalism. Alas, amidst the seemingly naïve utopianism of any such corrective, we see instead nationalism readying itself to claim the void.

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Striking in Striking Times: Capitalism’s Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus crisis is visiting a global, economic and social calamity upon humanity.

Salvage Perspectives #8: Comrades, This is Madness

The consequences of the pandemic and the shutdown will reconfigure the world and its political economy on a scale not seen in our lifetimes.


ISSUE 8: SPRING / SUMMER 2020

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