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About James A. Smith

J.A. Smith teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Samuel Richardson and the Theory of Tragedy (Manchester UP, 2016), and Other People’s Politics (Zero, 2018).

Articles by James A. Smith

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Steven Pinker and Jordan Peterson: the missing link between neoliberalism and the radical right

The academics have distanced themselves from the fringes of the right, but their ideas have gained currency there.

How the left can win the battle of the bots

Digital media present the progressive left with vast opportunities, but only if they can understand how data can be used for good.

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