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Spectacle and Revolution: Cuba’s “Imperfect Cinema”

Age of Revolutions is happy to present its “Art of Revolution” series. You can read through the entire series here as they become available. By Éric Morales-Franceschini In the essay, “Socialism and Man in Cuba” (1965), Ernesto “Che”...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Jan 2022

Transforming Rebellion into Revolution: Rereading Cedric Robinson and Eugene Genovese

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Tim Bruno In recent years, Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism (1983) has grown in stature from cult favorite to recovered...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Apr 2021

Choosing June: Did France’s Second Republic Intentionally Spark a Class War?

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Lindsay Ayling The first four months of France’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Feb 2021

Hobsbawm on Nationalism and Revolution

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Iker Itoiz Ciáurriz At the time of his death in 2012, Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm was the most recognized British historian...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Sep 2020

How Not to Read Bernard Bailyn: The Current Conservative Appropriation of a Monumental Historian Gets Him Wrong

By Asheesh Kapur Siddique The passing of intellectual giants inevitably prompts a collective stocktaking of their influence and importance – but such assessments also act as occasions to weaponize them in the service of current culture wars, especially...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Aug 2020

‘Revolutions So Remote’: Revolutionary Thinking and Archaeological Inquiry

This piece is a part of our ongoing series, entitle “Rethinking the Revolutionary Canon.”  By Catherine J. Frieman The Marxist archaeologist V. Gordon Childe was among the highest profile archaeologists of the twentieth century. In the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 1 Jun 2020

Sedition

By Stephen Basdeo Since the Victorian era, even though they lack a formal written constitution, the English people have always enjoyed a high degree of freedom of speech and political freedom. In the early nineteenth century, many journalists and publishers...

“Lenin Lives!” (2017) by Philip Cunliffe

Philip Cunliffe, Lenin Lives! (Winchester: Zero Books, 2018) RRP £9.99  Reviewed by Stephen Basdeo In 1890, the artist, designer, and visionary socialist, William Morris, published his novel News from Nowhere. Morris’s novel tells the...

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education, Part I

By Kevin Gannon Educational theory and practice has always been a contested terrain, even if many of the practitioners in these fields deny that controversies bubble beneath their work’s placid surface. In the mid-twentieth-century United States,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Jul 2017

An Early Socialist History of the Peasants’ Revolt: Charles Edmund Maurice’s “Lives of English Popular Leaders of the Middle Ages” (1875)

While researching my book, The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (2018),[i] I came across an interesting history book, written by Charles Edmund Maurice during the Victorian period, entitled Lives of English Popular Leaders in the Middle Ages:...

Book Giveaway: Jack Censer’s Debating Modern Revolution

Jack R. Censer, Debating Modern Revolution: The Evolution of Revolutionary Ideas. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. In conjunction with Bloomsbury Publishing and Jack R. Censer, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer its inaugural book giveaway. Check...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 May 2016

The Black Jacobins: From Great Book to Classic?

By Christopher Taylor “The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of the United States,” W.E.B. Du Bois wrote almost eighty years ago, as might be written now despite C.L.R. James’s great...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 May 2016

Books as Revolutionary Objects in Iran

By Naghmeh Sohrabi “My father hated books,” she said. “Which books?” I asked. “Books,” she answered.  “He didn’t want any books in the house ever.” The person I was interviewing for my book on...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 Apr 2016

The Cheerios and Coca Cola Super Bowl Controversy: Capitalism with a Human [Multicultural] Face

Since the Super Bowl I have been thinking about the Cheerios and Coca Cola commercials that created a torrent of racist Tweets and commentary. The Cheerios commercial featured a beautiful biracial family. The Coca-Cola commercial played “America the...

“Let it turn to something else”: Conservative Ideology and the Reshaping of American Masculinity in Red Dawn from 1984 to 2012

Growing up and developing my own sense of identity through the products of popular culture in the Reagan era, I must admit that Red Dawn (1984) played an important role not only in defining the imaginative landscape of my six year old self, but also,...
From: Shaping Sense on 30 Apr 2013