Media Commentary

  • Gregory P. Williams (Monthly Review Online – August 11, 2020)
    • The Paranoid President
    • Trump’s rhetoric adheres to a longstanding tradition of political paranoia. To understand it, twenty-first century radicals could benefit from an unlikely source: the postwar writings of Richard Hofstadter.
  • William Sokoloff (Against the Grain – April 24, 2018)
    • Frederick Douglass and the Politics of Rage
      • What role can rage play in political struggle? Doesn’t rage impede one’s ability to think clearly and respond effectively? William Sokoloff contends that rage is a fundamental component of democratic citizenship. He describes how Frederick Douglass used rage to fuel and sharpen his critiques of slavery.