30 November

Who said that the 'Yippie' leader and anti-Vietnam war activist, Abbie Hoffman, born on 30 November 1936, was 'something akin to an American prophet'?

November 30, 2009 · 1 min read

It was, supposedly, President Jimmy Carter – although it’s not always easy to be sure about such things when it comes to Hoffman, who once said that ‘the only truth is fantasy’. He also said that ‘sacred cows make the best hamburger’ and ‘the first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it’, among much else.


The global spectres of ‘Asian horror’

Bliss Cua Lim looks at how the female ghost subgenre illuminates efforts to globalise ‘Asian horror’

Rudolf Rocker: an anarchist ‘rabbi’ in London

David J. Lobina rediscovers a forgotten but fascinating figure in London’s radical and Jewish history

Review – Falling Down: The Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain by Phil Burton-Cartledge

Sabrina Huck argues that a generational shift away from the Conservative Party can’t be taken for granted


The driver of dispossession

Tina Ngata explains the social and legal legacies of a 15th-century Christian principle that paved the way for imperial violence in, and far beyond, New Zealand

Review – Just Us: An American Conversation

Claudia Rankine's collection perfectly illustrates the power of frank conversations with white people on race and racism, writes Kimberly McIntosh

Resisting India’s structural limits on suffrage

Voter suppression and systematic exclusion cast a pall over the world's biggest 'democracy', writes Kavita Krishnan

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