I write about social movements.

“France’s Youth Aren’t Apathetic. They’re Angry,” World Politics Review (June 28, 2022).

“Seeing Civil Disobedience Like a State.” Review Essay on Seeing Like an Activist: Civil Disobedience and the Civil Rights Movement, by Erin R. Pineda (Oxford University Press, 2021), The Philosopher (Winter 2022).

“Climate activists held the largest anti-airport protest in British history. Expect more worldwide,” Washington Post (November 24, 2021).

“Bolsonaro Needs Brazilians to Believe He’ll Stage a Coup,” World Politics Review (September 17, 2021).

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A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at a rally marking Independence Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 7, 2021 (AP photo by Andre Penner)

“(…) Bolsonaro needs Brazilians across the political spectrum to keep waiting for a coup that may never happen. Under Bolsonaro, the imminent possibility of a coup has become a fixture of government, one that has unmistakable long-term costs. With each unfulfilled threat, Brazil’s democracy is challenged and eroded, making it more likely that Bolsonaro will subvert next year’s election results — even if not in the form of a violent military takeover.”

Published on World Politics Review.

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AP Photo/Evan Vucci

“(…) The possibility of Afro-Asian solidarity has been, for this tradition, a key political question, one that has marked foreign relations since the early years of the Cold War. Debates about Black-Myanmar solidarity are not new in this regard. Myanmar participated in the Bandung Conference of 1955, and as Su Lin Lewis has recently shown, even before Bandung, Asa Philip Randolph, a prominent African American civil rights leader, sought to forge socialist alliances with Myanmar labor movements in 1952. Articulated around anticolonial, antiimperialist, and anticapitalistic ideals, these encounters have given form to global conceptions of politics that still resonate in the discourse of many activists today.”

Published on The Diplomat.

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Eraldo Souza dos Santos

Eraldo Souza dos Santos

A writer, philosopher, and historian of political thought.