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The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi's novel and TV series about young man’s uncertain cultural identity, charts the fraught social and political changes of late 1970s Britain. Here, Kashif Sharma-Patel charts the series' radical potential.
The British government's Small Boats Bill is neither an aberration nor a cynical distraction from other Government woes, but an act that it will cause real material harm to thousands. The left needs a radical, multi-disciplinary strategy that works towards the best, but plans for the worst.
In France today, elections are treated as the primary source of democratic legitimacy. But, Frédéric Lordon argues, this electoral deference fetishizes legal procedure at the expense of political action, thus eroding democratic politics.
A Socialist Feminist Reading List
Revolutionary feminist texts, including Angela Davis, Nancy Fraser, Sophie Lewis
When we fight back, we don’t have to do it alone.
“The revolutionary spirit will be surpassed by the number-one requirement of the modern world: mutation.”
“Gornick’s language is so fresh and so blunt; it’s a quintessentially American voice, and a beautiful one.” – Dwight Garner, New York Times
“Judith Butler is the most creative and courageous social theorist writing today.” – Cornel West
“Ali remains an outlier and intellectual bomb-thrower; an urbane, Oxford-educated polemicist.” — Observer
“If Walter Rodney’s assassins were under the impression that they could arrest the flow of his ideas by destroying his body, they could have not been more wrong.” – Angela Davis
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Publisher Simón Vázquez launches Verso Libros and Manifest Llibres with the aim of providing ‘sharp tools’ of thought. In his view, radical books are not a niche market.
The latest episode of the Politics Theory Other podcast.