In this new book, Alex, George and Phil explore how the old order is crumbling before our eyes. Read more
Book out 25 June 2021. Available for pre-order now.
Alex spoke to Bristol Transformed, introducing Peter Mair’s essential “Ruling the Void”, in the first edition of their Theory for Dummies series, as well as responding to questions about the state of politics today. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=467072294330160
George was in Damage Magazine, following up his article on where the Left will go after left-populism, exploring the future of pro-worker conservatism in the UK. He also appeared on the Space Commune podcast talking about the “Management of Populist Disillusionment”
From its initial task of rethinking mobilization for an age of demobilization, the aim of the remaining Left populists will be to manage mobilization in an age of potential remobilization.
Two years on from his election, the anti-political wave that Jair Bolsonaro rode to office appears to have ebbed. In its place we are seeing a restoration of the reactionary forces that have ruled the country for most of its history.
The political purpose of antifascism in the 21st century is not to stop the Right. It’s to discipline the Left.
Regular listeners of Aufhebunga Bunga – one of the best left podcasts around – will be happy to see some of the ideas developed on the podcast – post-politics, anti-politics, and the eminently useful Neoliberal Order Breakdown Syndrome (NOBS) – formalized in this book. The authors are developing an indispensable orienting theory in conversation with some of the best minds on the Left.
The Aufhebunga Bunga crew vividly demonstrate that, while neoliberalism’s contradictions are plainly visible, the Left is incapable of responding to a profound crisis of authority. A must-read for all those willing to gaze into the depths of contemporary ideological and cultural wars.
Suddenly we find ourselves thrown into a time of chaos and confusion, breakdown and decline. This short, smart book navigates a terrain of ideological mystification and encourages us to take a sober look at the balance of forces going into this tumultuous period, waking from the boredom of the end of history.
Without exaggeration, the best left book I’ve read in years. Everyone on the left must read this, especially amidst the persistent refusal to face up to our many, punishing defeats of the last 20 (40?) years. A genuine marvel of a work of political theory.
A rare book that gives us a total picture of the recent history of global politics. Despite the darkness of the times, the book will give you a sliver of hope. It’s a page turner as one wonders how the authors will lead us to that tiny ray of light: socialist Enlightenment.
It’s been a long time since a text was so useful… a clear, powerful and panoramic analysis of our world at the dawn of the 2020s… and very surprisingly for a theoretically sophisticated work, it’s also a page-turner. A valuable tool for deciphering our very messy political condition.