New article on alien registration in inter-war australia
This is just a quick announcement that my article ‘The Bureaucratic Limits of a National Security Agenda: The Winding Road of Alien Registration in Interwar Australia’ has been published in Australian Historical Studies journal. You can download it here. If you don’t have access, please get in touch!
Article on polarisation in Jacobin
I am very excited to announce that Jacobin published a piece by Aurelien Mondon and myself on the centrist myth of polarisation and the false equivalence of radicalism on the right and left in the liberal mainstream. You can read the piece here. Aurelien and I are also pleased to see that it has been…
Special journal issue on Global Maoisms
I am very excited to announce that the special issue of Twentieth Century Communism journal that I edited on Global Maoisms has been published. You can find the issue here. My introduction is free to download, as well as two other articles – one on Maoism in Hong Kong and one on Maoism in Greece.
New book on history of fascism and anti-fascism in Australia is now ready for pre-order
This is just a quick announcement that the book that I have co-edited with Jayne Persian and Vashti Jane Fox, Histories of Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Australia, is now available for pre-order. The book is part of Routledge’s Fascism and the Far Right series and will be out in December 2022. If you order at…
Podcast interview on the RCP/LM/Spiked network
I am happy to announce that I was interviewed by the Politics Theory Other podcast recently about the history of Revolutionary Communist Party, Living Marxism and Spiked. That episode is currently freely available via the PTO Patreon page and should be on other podcast feeds in the near future. I hope you check it out!
Me in Jacobin on Australian universities and the free speech culture wars
This is just a quick post to let you all know that Jacobin Australia has published a piece by myself on the transnational free speech culture wars and the attacks on Australian universities, linking what has been happening in this country with what is happening in Britain and the US. You can read the article…
Guardian piece on the ‘war on woke’ and the ‘loony left’
A quick post to mention that last week The Guardian published a piece by myself on the Tories’ current ‘war on woke’ and its similarities with the right-wing attacks on the ‘loony left’ in the 1980s. You can read the piece here.
Turtlemania and the ninja moral panic in 1980s-90s Britain
I am very excited that Tribune has published my piece on how the moral panics about ninja weaponry and screen violence in the 1980s led to the BBC heavily censoring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when it appeared on British television in 1990. You can find the piece here.
Review of ‘No Platform’ in Full Stop Mag
It is very exciting to see a review essay by Shane Burley (author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It) for Full Stop magazine on recent anti-fascist scholarship, including my book. You can find the review here. The other two books are Stanislav Vysotsky’s American Antifa and Devin Zane Shaw’s Philosophy…
New piece for Red Pepper on the British left and the first Gulf War
I’m delighted that Red Pepper has published a piece by myself on the history of the British left and the movement against the first Gulf War. You can read it here.