What early Frankfurt School critical theory can tell us about contemporary far-right populism (including social media) in the United States and Europe is revealed in UWP’s new OA title Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism. Theories, Foundations and Digital Authoritarianism form the sections of the book written by eminent international scholars with an editor’s introduction featuring a detailed historical outline of the Frankfurt Schools’s contribution to understanding populism.
The Labour Party nationally however continues to be divided between those who are prepared and often ambitious to take on the responsibilities of government, and those who prefer to maintain a critical position outside ‘the system’. The dilemma in progressive politics between responsibility and protest is as critical at a local level as it is at the national level.Duncan Bowie
UWP’s latest history title outlines a complex and lengthy history of socialist, radical and communist politics in the UK city of Oxford.
Available to download read and dip into the story is a fascinating one of many twists and turns, characters and issues against the backdrop of a university town.
A fresh interview with the editors of The Propaganda ModelToday has been published on the CAMRI blog exploring such questions as what the PM has to say about Russo-phobia, digital media and whether and how it is being taken up by a new generation, internationally.
What does the PM have to say about the media coverage of Trump’s election campaign and first months as President?
The MSM [Mainstream media] clearly favoured Hillary Clinton, but many of the elite were pleased with Trump’s anti-regulatory and tax ‘reform’ plans. They also gave Trump a great deal of free media space because his demagoguery resonated with large numbers and playing him up raised media audience sizes. Since the election the MSM have been much more hostile to him and have teamed with the Democrats in creating a Russo-phobic environment, in good part to squelch any attempt on his part to soften policy on confronting Russia and keeping the war party happy and profitable. This all fits nicely into the PM framework.