Articles by Peter Taylor

Brazil’s Tropicália Movement was the Soundtrack of Resistance to the Military Dictatorship

The Tropicalists built on quintessential musical traditions like samba and bossa nova to create an entirely new sound that captured the spirit of the political resistance of the late 1960s.

The Timeless Relevance of Hugo and Zola

When Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables, he hoped that “books of this kind may serve some purpose.” And they do. The 19th century social novels of Hugo and Émile Zola remain insightful on issues of labor and economic injustice in our own time.

U.S. Empire and the Marvel Moral Universe

Comic book stories shape and reaffirm cultural and political attitudes. We shouldn’t settle for the imperialist propaganda put out by the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Afterlives of Che

What can the Left learn from the life of one of the twentieth century’s most visible political icons?

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