Alternative Futures of the Paris Commune

Alternative Futures of the Paris Commune

If we are to think of alternatives to the heedless, vampire-like drive of technology capitalism, there are examples from history that are worthy of consideration. In looking back we should not dwell on the elites, who tend to dominate the social and cultural life of...
Treated like children

Treated like children

As published in The Saturday Paper March 11 2021 Public policy should not be left to the cult of personality, no matter how amicable the current eSafety Commissioner may be. The best protection against unintended consequences is for this legislation to be surgically...

The Judgment of Paris – Facebook VS the Communards

Published in Baffler March 2021 In August 2019, Facebook settled an eight-year legal dispute with a French schoolteacher. The complaint, made by Frédéric Durand, accused the platform of deleting his account because he posted an image of Gustave Courbet’s iconic oil...