On October 22, I’ll be giving a presentation at the University of Bamberg, discussing what has changed in policing, the related scholarship, and the politics surrounding it, in the time since I first wrote Our Enemies in Blue.
My talk is part of a four-day conference called Black America and the Police.
Since the invasion of Iraq there’s been a renewed debate in the social sciences about participation in military affairs, and counterinsurgency in particular. Those opposed to militarizing the disciplines seem to have prevailed — for which I am very glad. Unfortunately their arguments were fallacious. I explain why in the latest issue of Middle East Report.