Asad Haider traces Spinoza’s question through the ideas of Wilhelm Reich and Stuart Hall, and argues that to make politics possible again we need to abandon the position of moral and political purity that can only rely on superstition.
How a Black United Front in Harlem, the Students’ Afro American Society, and Students for a Democratic Society took on Columbia University, Mayor John Lindsay, the New York Times, the NYPD in 1968 — and won!
In a new episode of Who Makes Cents: A History of Capitalism Podcast, Mehrsa Baradaran looks at the history of the racial wealth gap and the ways that Black banks have often acted to distract from more fundamental solutions.
In addition to the newfound sympathy for the Windrush generation, we should remember that ‘illegal immigrants’ are our kin, especially if we are to challenge the racism at the heart of the ‘hostile environment’.
Sita Balani argues that to understand sexual abuse, we must not only question the moral claims of supposedly virtuous institutions but also situate them in the material context of unequal distribution of resources and power.