Patrick King

is a member of the editorial collective of Viewpoint and a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz.

Insurgent Practice and the Black Panther Party: an Interview with Joshua Bloom

Insurgent Practice and the Black Panther Party: an Interview with Joshua Bloom

The Black Pan­ther Par­ty was able to sus­tain dis­rup­tion because the char­ac­ter of the prac­tices that they had devel­oped, that cul­tur­al tech­nol­o­gy of armed self-defense cou­pled with this anti-impe­ri­al­ism. It meant that the more author­i­ties repressed them, the more they were able to gath­er broad allies, who oth­er­wise wouldn’t have sup­port­ed the par­ty in the first place, but also had their own rea­sons to real­ly feel threat­ened by the sta­tus quo.

Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference (1969)

Young Patriots at the United Front Against Fascism Conference (1969)

The YPO was a Chicago-based group of poor, white, and rev­o­lu­tion­ary south­ern trans­plants, who played a cru­cial role in found­ing the orig­i­nal 1969 Rain­bow Coali­tion, a ground­break­ing alliance ini­ti­at­ed by the Illi­nois chap­ter of the Black Pan­ther Par­ty. But on what grounds could the Patri­ots see them­selves as specif­i­cal­ly white rev­o­lu­tion­ary nation­al­ists?

Crisis and Strategy: On Daniel Bensaïd's "The Notion of the Revolutionary Crisis in Lenin"

Crisis and Strategy: On Daniel Bensaïd’s “The Notion of the Revolutionary Crisis in Lenin”

The Eng­lish trans­la­tion of Daniel Bensaïd’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy, Une lente impa­tience, is a wel­come event in the Anglo­phone Marx­ist world.1 Not only does it con­tain a rich his­to­ry of some of the most deci­sive moments for the French Left from the ’60s to the present, it also deep­ens our under­stand­ing of the het­ero­dox sources that coex­ist­ed with­in Bensaïd’s unique form of… Read more →