Speaking in Corvallis (April 7, 2018)

I will be at Oregon State University in Corvallis for the Radical Imagination Conference the weekend of April 6-8, 2018. On Saturday, April 7, I will be speaking on Orwell and Pessimism, at 1:15 in room MU 211. Q and A will follow.

Here’s a description of the conference from the web site:

“This conference explores formats to address, fabricate and discuss social transformation that challenge the standard model of an academic conference. It invites participants to create a common space for radical imagination and social justice that goes beyond a skill-share for radical organizers. Radical Imagination invites us to engage in a profound critique of what seems obvious (radical = that goes to the roots of something) and to explore alternative ways of living together – producing, loving, shaping spaces and time, inhabiting the land, working, using, struggling. It is an appeal to decolonize social relations and the dominant imaginaries that justify oppression and injustice. Radical Imagination is not just about dreaming alternative futures. It lures us into embodying alternatives in practices, actions, and thinking.”

Other speakers include Walidah Imarisha, Kevin Van Meter, and Raj Patel.

Interview on Orwell (Feb. 2018)

I was recently interviewed on “The Final Straw” about my book on Orwell, Between the Bullet and the Lie. Most of the interview consists of a discussion of Orwell’s criticisms of the Left, and how many of them still apply today.