Book cover for Taking Control! Humanity and America after Trump and the Pandemic by Anthony Barnett, featuring a selection of black manequin heads wearing face masks referencing MAGA, 2020, Virus graphics, BLM graphics, DNA graphics, "We are the 99%", and hotdog graphics.

300 pp PB 197 x 130 mm
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Taking Control!

Humanity and America After Trump and the Pandemic

Anthony Barnett

From Anthony Barnett, the creator and former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy, comes this blazing response to the confrontation between Trumpism and Biden in America, that sets out how the future of humankind is at stake.

As the future of humankind passes through the prism of the most powerful country in the world, Barnett reflects on the stark, limited spectrum of possible outcomes.

He shows that the frustration of Trumpism is thanks to the decades’ long resistance to market fundamentalism. But it remains divided and incoherent. It is time for the left to embrace an open, ecological politics or the world will be subordinated to the regimes of the Iron Men and their successors.

Anthony Barnett is a veteran thinker and activist. He is the co-founder of the politics website openDemocracy and the author of a number of books on international politics and activism.

Front cover for Welsh (Plural): an abstract pattern in blues and a reds, with various animal and geometric patterns and shapes

300 pp PB 197 x 130 mm
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Literary Essays / Cultural Studies / Politics
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Welsh (Plural)

Essays on the Future of Wales

Darren Chetty, Hanan Issa, Grug Muse & Iestyn Tyne (editors)

In Welsh (Plural), some of the foremost Welsh writers consider the future of Wales and their place in it.

For many people, Wales brings to mind the same old collection of images – rugby, sheep and leeks, and the 3 Cs: castles, coal, and choirs. Heritage, mining and the church are indeed integral parts of Welsh culture. But what of the other stories that point us toward a Welsh future?

In this anthology of essays, authors offer imaginative, radical perspectives on the future of Wales as they take us beyond the clichés and binaries that so often shape thinking about Wales. Includes essays from Joe Dunthorne, Niall Griffiths, Charlotte Williams, Kandace Siobhan Walker, Rabab Ghazoul, and more.

Darren Chetty is a writer from Swansea. Grug Muse is a writer, editor and researcher from Dyffryn Nantlle. Hanan Issa is a writer, poet, and artist who lives and was raised in Cardiff. Iestyn Tyne is a writer and musician based in Caernarfon.