The death of right populism
Dr Daniel Luban, Junior Research Fellow in Politics, Political Theory and International Relations, has recently had two articles published, one in Dissent and the other in The Nation.
In The Nation Dr Luban reviews Francesco Boldizzoni’s Foretelling the end of capitalism: intellectual misadventures since Karl Marx, which examines the long history of forecasting capitalism’s demise right up to the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. His article in Dissent argues that we should not be surprised that pseudo-populist conservative moments have returned to promoting tax cuts and deregulation.
Dr Luban’s primary interests are in early modern social thought, in theories of capitalism and economic order, and in the relationship of liberal thought to its historical “negatives” (such as hierarchy, coercion, and slavery). Before coming to Oxford, he received a PhD in political theory from the University of Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow in the humanities at Yale. He previously worked as a political journalist. His work has appeared in scholarly journals like Political Theory, Modern Intellectual History, and the American Political Science Review, as well as magazines like The New Republic and n+1.
Published: 2 March 2021