White supremacy is one of the founding sins of the British historical profession.

I was taught at school to be suspicious of the Whig interpretation of history: the approach that dominated British scholarship in the mid- to late-nineteenth century when the modern historical profession was being built in the United…

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

To get a sense of quite how far the United States’ myths of itself varies from the reality, consider the example of the Civil Rights Movement, perhaps the quintessential moment of protest in the history of the twentieth century United States, and — alongside the Second World War — the…

All politics is about making bets on the future. Right now, the Labour Party has gone all in. The kind of future that emerges will determine whether it wins big, or is entirely destroyed.

The bet that the Labour leadership has put everything on is the product of a very…

This is possibly a silly thing to do, but I have half a theory about the dynamics of contemporary left anti-Semitism and I’m just putting it out here for everyone to get angry about…

To understand the place of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel thinking in the matrix of Left politics it’s…

Alex Goodall

Historian of US, Latin America, & the world esp. revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries & other shouty people. Resides on twitter as @dralexgoodall.

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