Janet Abu-Lughod was an amazing scholar. Her book Before European Hegemony is a masterpiece and fundamentally changed the way I think about the world and social change. She was a giant in her field and will be sorely missed. Jadaliyya just put up a nice series of articles commemorating her life and work, including an old, recently updated, review of BEH by Wallerstein.
This Is Hell
This is an interview I did with Chuck Mertz from This Is Hell on The Schizophrenic State – a review I wrote for the latest issue of Jacobin on neoliberalism, austerity, and the dual role of the US State. I did the interview a while ago and forgot to post it, but the article is still up on Jacobin so take a listen.
Illustration by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch for Jacobin
I wrote this short piece for Jacobin in response to the UAW’s loss on Friday in Chattanooga. It looks like it’s sparking a discussion, so I’ll post more later.