George reviewed Christopher Bickerton and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti’s new book on ‘technopopulism’ in Damage Magazine. By presenting technopopulism as the overarching “logic” of contemporary democratic politics, Bickerton and Invernizzi Accetti’s account suggests that political conflict today is between different types of technopopulists, rather than between…
Alex was on The Brazilian Report‘s Explaining Brazil podcast to discuss the legacy of Operation Car Wash, the massive anti-corruption investigations that saw Lula sentenced and removed from the political game.
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.
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