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).

For a Social Bailout For a Social Bailout

Let's reinvent progressive economic policy, starting with our own sovereign wealth fund to deal with urgent social needs.

Mar 27, 2008 / Editorial / Robin Blackburn

Perishable Goods Perishable Goods

A new biography of economist Joseph Schumpeter explores his insights into the emerging world of globalized capitalism.

Sep 6, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Robin Blackburn

The New World Order The New World Order

Two new books examine the diverse and ambitious alliances that led to the end of slavery in America.

Oct 26, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Robin Blackburn

The True Story of Equiano The True Story of Equiano

Vincent Carretta's Equiano, the African is the complex narrative of a Carolina slave who bought his freedom, married an English woman and published a memoir on his life as a seafar...

Nov 2, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Robin Blackburn

Of Human Bondage Of Human Bondage

In the sequence of revolutions that remade the Atlantic world between 1776 and 1825, the Haitian Revolution is rarely given its due, yet without it the progressive credentials of...

Sep 16, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Robin Blackburn

You Had to Be There You Had to Be There

Robin Blackburn spent 1968 in Havana, Prague, Berlin and London.

Jan 22, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Robin Blackburn

The Bourgeois Revolutionary The Bourgeois Revolutionary

Publishers, even academic presses, know that the public likes biography and cater to this taste with a stream of handsomely produced, and often quite well-written, volumes.

Jul 17, 2003 / Books & the Arts / Robin Blackburn

The Great Pension Crunch The Great Pension Crunch

How the crisis is destroying jobs--and what can be done about it.

Jan 30, 2003 / Feature / Robin Blackburn