A special early drop for patrons of the newsletter!
Adom Getachew is one of the great thinkers of our time.
Adom is also co-editor (with Jennifer Pitts) of a fantastic new book on the works of W.E.B. Du Bois—one of the OG theorists of international relations, among many other things.
In this episode, we talk about Du Bois’s life and Du Bois-ian thought as a prism for making sense of the world, including:
The global color line and its limits for understanding IR
Du Bois’s complicated attitude toward violence versus pacifism
Strategies for trying to make change as a public intellectual
How he viewed World War I, and how that view changed with time
His blind spots on gender equality and empire—especially imperial Japan
How Du Bois viewed capitalism and Marxism
Why the Cold War is the reason I (and probably you) never learned about Du Bois in school.
Check it out!
W.E.B. Du Bois: International Thought (by Adom Getachew and Jennifer Pitts)