In this podcast, I discuss the themes of Nervous States with Carl Miller, and relate them to the current moment.
The Great British battle
Essay published by Guardian Review, on the nationalist currents being stirred by the covid crisis.
Who will go back to work?
Blogpost on the class divisions emerging from the lock-down, published by the Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre.
The case for more progressive taxes
Piece written for Discover Society, on why the current mood of solidarity and empathy for the vulnerable should be converted into a new era of progressive fiscal policy.
The holiday of exchange value
Blogpost written for the Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre, looking at the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of economic sociology of markets.
Getting the measure of the Covid crisis
Comment piece published at The Guardian, on the novelty and scale of the new crisis of global capitalism.
Society as broadband network
Article in the London Review of Books, on how the Covid 19 pandemic has revealed different understandings of ‘society’.
How the humanities became an enemy within
Op-ed published in The Guardian, on how multiple forces of reaction have taken aim at the humanities, in government, higher education and the arts.
Review of new Thomas Piketty book
I’ve reviewed Thomas Piketty’s Capital & Ideology for The Guardian.
‘Anger Fast & Slow’ – new journal article
My paper Anger Fast & Slow: Mediations of justice and violence in the age of populism is now published online by Global Discourse. This develops ideas first given as the 2018 Annual Lecture for the Queen Mary Centre for the History of Emotions.
Review essay in the London Review of Books covering intergenerational politics in Britain over the past four years and Keir Milburn’s Generation Left.
On the threat of the new Johnson government
Column written for The Guardian, on the Trojan Horse of Brexit and Boris, that contains as yet unknown policies and dangers.