Aaron Jakes

is Assistant Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and the author of ’Egypt’s Occupation: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism’ (Stanford University Press, 2020).


Cover for: The world the Suez Canal made

Global capitalism took a surprise hit when the container ship Ever Given ran aground, bringing mass transportation to a standstill. An environmental protest could not have staged a more spectacular blockade: the incident points to a murky history of worker exploitation, intensified fossil fuel consumption and racist quarantining.