I am a published academic writer holding a Ph.D. in American literature with an emphasis on the politics and history of slavery and racism in the United States. My dissertation outlines the 18th and 19th century discussions of the obvious and blatant contradictions of a slave economy in a democratic state founded through revolution; these ideas culminated in the attempt by radical abolitionist John Brown to organize a slave rebellion that would destroy the Southern economy and force the US to grant full citizenship to its African descended population.

I have spent many years thinking long and hard about American politics—our past, our bizarre and deeply troubling present, and our potentially disastrous future. I sometimes write on these topics, as well as others, from a reasonably informed and far left perspective, and when I do, I will feature that writing here. You may take it for what it’s worth.