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I have written for several media outlets, including The Guardian, The Independent, Jacobin, Tribune and The Economist. Please find a list of recent pieces below.

Editors, please get in touch if you want me to write about stuff!

A. Mondon & E. Smith, ‘The Problem isn’t “Polarisation” – It’s Right-Wing Radicalisation‘, Jacobin, 23 September, 2022.

E. Smith, ‘Anti-Communism in Britain‘, Ebb Magazine, 9 August, 2022.

E. Smith, ‘How the Left Stopped Fascists from Organizing in Australia’, Jacobin Australia, 17 February, 2022.

E. Smith, ‘I Asked Historians What Find Made Them Go “Wait, Wut?” Here’s a Taste of the Hundreds of Replies’, The Conversation, 16 September, 2021.

E. Smith, ‘Conservatives are the Ones Attacking Free Speech’, Jacobin Australia, 26 June, 2021.

E. Smith, ‘The Conservatives Have Been Waging Their “War on Woke” for Decades’, The Guardian, 21 April, 2021. 

E. Smith, ‘When the Right Tried to Cancel the Turtles’, Tribune, 10 April, 2021. 

E. Smith, ‘How the First Gulf War Shaped the British Left’Red Pepper, 11 March, 2021.

E. Smith, ‘Does Britain Have a Free Speech Problem?’New Humanist, 11 January, 2021.

A. Mondon & E. Smith, ‘From Football Hooligans to ‘One of Us’: A Short History of Reaction’Open Democracy, 9 December, 2020.

E. Smith, ‘New Legislation Will Not Eliminate Student No-Platforming’, Times Higher Education, 24 September, 2020.

E. Smith, ‘The “Crisis” Over Academic Freedom from the 1970s to the 2020s’, History Workshop Online, 10 August, 2020.

E. Smith, ‘How a Fringe Sect from the 1980s Influenced No. 10’s Attitude to Racism’, The Guardian, 23 June, 2020.

E. Smith, ‘Today’s Anti-Fa Obsessed Hard Right Politicians are Rehashing the Ideas of 1930s Fascists’, The Independent, 6 June, 2020.

E. Smith, ‘The University “Free Speech Crisis” Has Been a Rightwing Myth for 50 Years’, The Guardian, 22 February, 2020.

E. Smith & A. Varnava, ‘Public Menace or Provocateur? The Australian Government and the Issuing of Visas to Far-Right Speakers’, Overland, 11 June, 2019.

E. Smith, ’45 Years On: The History and Continuing Importance of “No Platform”’, New Socialist, 18 April, 2019. 

E. Smith, ‘Campus Blacklisting Dates Back to the Blackshirts’, Times Higher Education, 24 January, 2019. 

E. Smith, ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Call The Nazis: Framing the Far Right’, Overland, 24 January, 2019.

E. Smith & A. Varnava, ‘Restrictions on British Colonial Migrants in an Era of Free Movement: The Case of Cyprus’, History & Policy, 4 June, 2018.

E. Smith, ‘Free Speech on Campus: Open Futures Debate’, The Economist, 16-22 April, 2018.

E. Smith, ‘No Platforming Needs No Reforming’, Times Higher Education, 25 January, 2018.

E. Smith, ‘Anti-Communism in the Liberal Party from Menzies to Turnbull’, Eureka Street, 1 September, 2017. 

E. Smith, ‘How the Working Class Became White’, Eureka Street, 26 October, 2016.

E. Smith, ‘“Between the Bomb and the Ballot Box”: The History of the Far-Right in Australia’, The Guardian Australia, 16 August, 2016.

E. Smith, ‘Brexit and the History of Policing the Irish Border’, Policy Paper, History and Policy, 20 July, 2016.

E. Smith & S. Gray, ‘Brexit, Imperial Nostalgia and the “White Man’s World”, History and Policy, 20 June, 2016.

E. Smith, ‘Archival Record Sheds New Light on UK Role in Whitlam’s Dismissal’, The Conversation, 9 November, 2015.

E. Smith, ‘“I Hope You’re Satisfied, Thatcher!”: Capturing the Zeitgeist of 1980s Britain in The Young Ones’, Agora, 49/4, 2014 pp. 14-22.

E. Smith, ‘To Understand Thatcherite Britain, All You Need is The Young Ones’, The Conversation (UK).

E. Smith, ‘Student Protests Won’t Be The Last, and They Certainly Weren’t The First’, The Conversation, 22 May, 2014.

E. Smith, ‘Inside the Paranoid Maoist Cults of 1970s Britain’, The Conversation (UK), 28 November, 2013.

E. Smith, ‘Airports Now a Frontline in the War on Terror’, New Matilda, 21 August, 2013.

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