The Authoritarian Personality

Theodor Adorno Originally published in 1950, The Authoritarian Personality remains a major landmark in political psychology. It represents one of the most sophisticated attempts to explore the origins of fascism not merely as a political phenomenon, but as the manifestation of dispositions that lie at the very core of the modern psyche. For this reason alone,…

Fanon and (Digital) Self-Determination

Lizzie O’Shea Fanon was committed to the idea of self-determination. How can his thinking influence our fight for digital self-determination? An excerpt from Future Histories by Lizzie O’Shea. Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology  Fanon wrote about seeing himself, a black man, in a world…

The Anti Nazi League and its Lessons for Today

Paul Holborow The Anti Nazi League and the mass movement it generated in the late 1970s is one of the great achievements of the revolutionary left in post-war Britain. The experience is particularly important today with the growth of the far right internationally. Paul Holborow, organising secretary of the Anti Nazi League in 1977-1980, and…

Women and the Far Right

Judith Orr The far right is on the rise across the globe and the gains made by women since the 1960s are in their sights. The leader of the world’s most powerful nation is a proud misogynist, boasts about the sexual harassment of women and has declared himself intent on abolishing abortion rights across the…

Che and Cuban Solidarity in Africa

Tortilla Con Sal CollectiveThe most original and radical thing about the Cuban revolution has been its unconditional human and revolutionary solidarity. In the field of international relations, it was the international recognition of that commitment that frustrated the attempts of the United States and its allies to isolate Cuba from the rest of the world….