In this newly discovered video from 2004, the late cultural theorist Stuart Hall speaks about the responsibilities of intellectuals in the face of undemocratic structures of power, injustice, racism, and inequality, and lays out a theoretical framework for dissecting and resisting authoritarian thinking without lapsing into reductive ideological simplifications. Hall, a founding figure of cultural studies and one of the great anti-authoritarian political intellectuals of recent history, was one of the first cultural theorists to develop the term "authoritarian populism" to describe the way mainstream politics was shifting in a new, increasingly reactionary direction in the 1980s. His work speaks with newfound urgency to the dangerous political moment we now find ourselves in.
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“What a phenomenal gift! This recording of Stuart Hall’s talk at the Caribbean Reasonings conference offers us exceptional insight into the person, the politics, the method, the vision, and their profound interconnectedness. Those who already know his work will be awe-struck, and those for whom this serves as an introdu…
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=-soRbC6BbJ8&goal=0_8555fd0625-8538c85ead-393445119&mc_cid=8538c85ead&mc_eid=32b0fbfa56&fbclid=IwAR12mydj6og4BPShzG9YQIjv1mXJYKlACyCEJy1QHzfOgQv-zWjXNvYOMU4
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