The racism of antiracism: Is the University of Cambridge’s ‘Legacies of Enslavement’ Report a totalitarian subversion of history for the purposes of reproducing slavery in contemporary capitalism?

The Advisory Group on Legacies of Enslavement final report is one of the strangest things I have ever read. It opens with the call to 'eschew [...] the creation of set narratives', but proceeds to unfurl just such a narrative. The preceding sentences note: 'We know from preceding and present examples that history is too … Continue reading The racism of antiracism: Is the University of Cambridge’s ‘Legacies of Enslavement’ Report a totalitarian subversion of history for the purposes of reproducing slavery in contemporary capitalism?

Hiding in plain sight: The resurrection of grand theory through intellectual history

It is often said that grand theory is dead, while intellectual history lives. At the 'end of history' following the Cold War, anticipated by several 'ends' of history since the philosopher Hegel proclaimed Napoleon and himself the ends of political and philosophical history in the early nineteenth century, it became intellectually illegitimate to construct a … Continue reading Hiding in plain sight: The resurrection of grand theory through intellectual history