@voyou I shall prefer to believe with the cheerful Fourier in all these stories rather than in the blockchain, where there is no lemonade at all 21 Jul 17 Reply Retweet Favorite

Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revo­lution­ary Anti-‌Imperial­ism

Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-imperialsm. Political Statement of the Weather Underground I’ve been meaning to scan and upload The Weather Underground’s Prairie Fire for some time. It’s a fascinating book, written in 1974, just as the transition from the crisis of Keynesianism to the ascent of neoliberalism was taking place, and it’s a fine attempt to understand this change and how economic change, alongside the dissolution of the movements of the sixties, would effect forthcoming political activity. Not that they got everything right; their prediction of a revolutionary upsurge was sadly inaccurate and, given that, it turns out that they overestimated the role that would be played by armed struggle in the rest of the decade. On a more theoretical, rather than strategic, level, they did much better, however; it’s particularly interesting to read their materialist sketch of the intersections between capitalism, race, and gender, although it is a little depressing to realize how little influence this kind of analysis has had since then, with so many accounts of intersectionality tending towards the idealist and post-Marxist.