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Robin Blackburn

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Robin Blackburn

Robin Blackburn, distinguished visiting professor at the New School for Social Research and former editor of New Left Review, is the author of The Making of New World Slavery, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery and, most recently, Age Shock and Pension Power: How Finance Is Failing Us (all by Verso).


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and cater to this taste with a stream of handsomely produced, and often
quite well-written, volumes.