Bill Booth kindly invited me on to his podcast to discuss health and medicine. Bill is one of the founders of Radical Americas, an academic network for scholars and activists with interests in radicalism in the Western Hemisphere. Here I spoke with the #radical @WilliamABooth about health, medicine, science and death! Have a listen if […]Read more "Radical Health"
2018 HOTCUS Winter Symposium The State of the State: What is American Political History Now? 9.30-11.15: Session 1 New Ways of Re-envisioning African American Political History through the Archives ‘Sex, Lies and Photography: An Alternative Civil Rights Archive’, Althea Legal-Miller, Canterbury Christ Church University ‘Reframing Black Participation in Southern Courts’, Melissa Milewski, University of Sussex […]Read more "US Political History: More than Trump"
This past week the UK Government released a Drugs Strategy. Here is some of the reaction to the document, which is available here. Media Roundup. * From The Independent: The Government’s latest policy relaunch aimed at tackling illegal drugs amid soaring death rates has been heavily criticised by campaigners who say it fails to […]Read more "UK Drugs Strategy – July 2017 – Same old, same old?"
It’s my pleasure to promote the publication of an important Policy Brief on Cannabis by Kathleen Thompson. Over the past few years she has helped drive conversations about the consumption and control of marijuana. Her recent Policy Brief ought to be read by anyone and everyone! Here’s an extract. LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS: THE POLICY CHALLENGES […]Read more "Cannabis ‘Policy Brief’ Announcement"
In the era of Trump and Hillary, we may occasionally forget about strange and seemingly ‘radical’ political moments. But there have always been times of flux, of discrete moments of radicalism. I’ve tried my best to engage with some of these moments and some of the literature that surrounds these moments. “The term political radicalism […]Read more "Radicalism, Trump and the Past"
Why do we question vaccines? And who are the thought leaders involved? Are they respectable, or are they hacks? And, more importantly, what can we glean from past debates about vaccines? In Elena Conis’s new book, we get a sense of this – and so much more. In the newest edition of Social History of […]Read more "Are you an Anti-Vaxxer?"
The city of Prince Albert, in northern Saskatchewan, has just released a report that tackles the staggeringly high rate of alcohol use/abuse among P.A’s residents. One of the recommendations to combat the alcohol is the legalization of marijuana. In a StarPhoenix report, Charles Hamilton discusses pot and alcohol policy in both big and small communities. It […]Read more "Weed vs Alcohol"