Mothering Against the World: Momrades Against Motherhood

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Prepared for the Worst: Disaster Nationalism

The overall psychological improvement was outpacing the material advantage. Richard Grunberg, A Social History of the Third Reich If individuals behaved like groups, they would be classified as mad. Hannah Segal I. Disaster nationalism is the...

States of the Body Produced by Love: In Conversation with Nisha Ramayya

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Out of the Iron Lung: A Miasma Theory of Coronavirus

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Aufstehen’s Populist Revolt: Local Patriotism and the ‘Left-Behind Left’

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Against Summer

Against Summer

A continuous dose of the carcinogenic rays could endanger my life. I have never understood why people fantasise about lying in some sand to feel this way. Summer, in short, is horrid.

Nationalism After Coronavirus

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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The full dimensions not of the Covid state have yet to emerge. Since the state is at any time, as Poulantzas put it, a form-determined, ‘material condensation of the balance of class forces’, its shape is to be contested. What can be immediately dismissed, however, is the idea that any form of socialism is afoot.

Losing the North

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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....

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The Plague of ‘Whiteness’

The Plague of ‘Whiteness’

“As long as you think you’re white,” James Baldwin said, “there’s no hope for you.” And if this seems counterintuitive — as though one might think white people are the only people with hope — he went on to say: “Insofar as you think you’re white, you’re irrelevant. We...

Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

Caedmon’s Dream: On the Politics of Style

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. – George Orwell In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity is the vital thing. – Oscar Wilde Okay, I write overblown, purple, self-indulgent prose. So fucking what? – Angela Carter     ‘All...