James Miller

Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies, and Faculty Director of the MA in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism at the New School for Social Research. Editor of Public Seminar. His latest book is Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

Articles

Cover for: Podcast: Spectres of fascism

Podcast: Spectres of fascism

A conversation with James Miller

A defining debate of the political moment? Or liberal hairsplitting? Eurozine talks to James Miller, editor of Public Seminar, about what we mean when we talk of fascism – and whether it makes any difference anyway.

Cover for: On fascism, non-fascism and antifa

On fascism, non-fascism and antifa

Natasha Lennard in conversation with James Miller

Does ‘counter-violence’ damage the antifascist cause? Or is it delusory to talk about non-violence in the face of an opponent with no such scruples? Natasha Lennard explains to James Miller why antifascism rejects debate as an effective response to the fascist threat.

Cover for: Fascism for our time?

‘Fascism’ has entered America’s political lexicon as way to understand and oppose the rise of the far-right. Trump’s polemics against the left have also propelled the label ‘antifascism’ into the mainstream. But are we really seeing a US fascism? What baggage does the concept of ‘antifascism’ carry? And what are we doing when we invoke Weimar?