I had a really good discussion with the host of Coffee with Comrades. We cover the basics of my new book, Gang Politics, and go more deeply into questions about the ethics of violence. Despite the casual tone, I could tell that they had thought very carefully about the book and the ideas in it. The result is more of a discussion, with actual give and take, and less of a standard interview. I think it is worth a listen.
The first fifty people to order my book Gang Politics will receive a free embroidered patch!
My book Gang Politics is at the printer, and expected to be in stores in June, but you can pre-order it now from AK Press.
Here’s what the publisher has to say about it:
In Gang Politics, Kristian Williams examines our society’s understanding of social and political violence, what gets romanticized, misunderstood, or muddled. He explores the complex intersections between “gangs” of all sorts—cops and criminals, Proud Boys and Antifa, Panthers and skinheads—arguing that government and criminality are intimately related, often sharing critical features. As society becomes more polarized and conflict more common, Williams’s analysis is a crucial corrective to our usual ideas about the role violence might or should play in our social struggles.