Salar Mohandesi

is a founding editor of Viewpoint and a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Pennsylvania.

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

It’s only by acknowledging the roots of identity politics in the emancipatory movements of the past that we can begin the collective work of formulating a positive alternative.

Back in Black

Back in Black

Only a concrete analysis of our concrete situation can determine what role, if any, the black bloc can play in today’s movements.

Logging Out

Logging Out

November 8, 2016 – we may remember this as the day that the liberal elite of the American coasts learned of a world outside its Facebook feed.

What's Left of Bernie's Revolution?

What’s Left of Bernie’s Revolution?

Bernie Sanders’s run for President is over, but his campaign has left behind a coherent social democratic current in American politics. How did this current cohere, where is it heading, and what does this mean for radical politics today?

The Afterbern

The Afterbern

To make the most of the political opportunities created by the Sanders campaign, radicals need to develop new forms of organization that are appropriate to our historical conjuncture.

Materials for a Revolutionary Theory of the State

Materials for a Revolutionary Theory of the State

“I believe that the status of the state in current thinking on the Left is very problematic,” Stuart Hall wrote in 1984, in the midst of Margaret Thatcher’s war on the “enemy within.” He reflected on the legacy of the postwar period, which saw the extension of public services within the context of a vast expansion of the state’s intervention in social life.