Radical and left-wing collections update
This is just a note that I have made some changes to the list of radical and left-wing history collections (see above on the right). As the list nears 300 collections listed, I have organised the list into categories, primarily by country or topic, to help people find what they’re looking for. I hope this…
Talk: Anti-statism, the Revolutionary Communist Party and Spiked
On Saturday, I gave a paper at the Historical Materialism online conference titled ‘Anti-statism and the Trajectory from the Revolutionary Communist Party to Spiked’. It was recorded and is on the Haymarket Books YouTube channel. I have embedded the video above. My paper starts at about the 41 minute mark. I have posted the text…
The free speech on campus culture war rages on
This was originally posted on my Patreon page over the weekend. If you enjoy my work and have the means, please subscribe and support my research/writing. In his speech to the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump repeatedly referred to ‘cancel culture’, ‘radical professors’ and ‘speech codes’ as things to be battled in the United States.…
Chapter 1 of the ‘No Platform’ book free to download
For those who are interested in my book, No Platform: A History of Anti-Fascism, Universities and the Limits of Free Speech, but haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can freely download the (quite lengthy) first chapter of the book from here. Just click on the ‘preview PDF’ button on the right hand side. And you…
So I started a Patreon…
This is just a quick note to let you all know that I have started a Patreon. As someone who is precariously employed, but doing a lot more freelance writing and researching, I thought a Patreon would be worth pursuing. I will be posting stuff on there that would usually go on this blog. Some…
My review of Jeff Sparrow’s Fascists Among Us
This is a quick note to let you all know that the Sydney Review of Books has published my review of Jeff Sparrow’s new book Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre. You can read the review here.
Nigel Biggar says I’m wrong and piece for History Workshop Online
This week has started with a bang! Over the weekend, Oxford University’s Nigel Biggar wrote a piece in The Telegraph saying that myself, as well as UCU General Secretary Jo Grady and academic Will Davies, were ‘wrong’ about the lack of academic freedom at British universities. This was on the back of Policy Exchange’s report last…
‘No Platform’ is ‘book of the week’ in Times Higher Education
I am delighted that Times Higher Education has nominated my book to be ‘book of the week’ in its latest edition. It features a lengthy and critical review of the book by Nick Hillman from the Higher Education Policy Institute, as well as short profile of me at the end. You can read it here.
Me on the Bunker Daily podcast
Yesterday I was interviewed by Dorian Lynskey for the Bunker Daily podcast about my book and the history of ‘no platforming’. You can listen to me talking here.
New piece on history of RCP/Spiked in The Guardian
This is just a quick post to let you all know that The Guardian published a piece by myself on the history of the Revolutionary Communist Party and Spiked, via the journal Living Marxism. You can read the piece here. I am going to commence a larger project on the history of the Revolutionary Communist Party,…