Orwell’s Pessimism on Labor Wave Radio (June 2018)

I missed this when it first posted, but last month Labor Wave Revolution Radio ran a recording of my lecture from the Radical Imaginations conference on Orwell and pessimism.  The talk begins at 16:45, but the rest of the show is pretty interesting as well, with coverage of the Burgerville Workers Union among other things.

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Whither Anarchism? (April 2018)

Just in time for May Day, AK Press is releasing a pamphlet comprising three of my essays about anarchism. In the first, I consider how I understand anarchism and why I adhere to it. The second, and longest, looks at the current state of the anarchist movement in the United States, the history that led us to this point, and the necessity of a thoroughgoing reassessment and renewal of our theories and our movements. The final essay then considers the prerequisites for the kind of critical re-imagining I think necessary.