Tim Barker

Selected Work



Arms and the Man [J. Bloom and W.E. Martin Jr. Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party. University of California Press, 2013 and C.E. Cobb Jr. This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed] (n+1, August 18, 2014)

Out of the Field onto the Screen: What Cesar Chavez Gets Wrong About the Labor Movement (The Nation, April 9, 2014)  

Some of This Actually Happened [D.O. Russell, American Hustle and M. Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street] (The New Inquiry, February 4, 2014)

Spontaneous Order: Looking Back at Neoliberalism [J. Bockman, Markets in the Name of Socialism and D. Stedman Jones, Masters of the Universe] (Dissent, Winter 2014)

Daily Review: For the Republic by George Scialabba (Bookforum, June 7, 2013)

Yes Logo [J. Livingston, Against Thrift] (Jacobin, Spring 2012)

Unfree Labor [R. Perlin, Intern Nation] (The New Inquiry, May 6, 2011) 

Interviews & Exchanges:

What Happened to Mexico? An Interview with Anabel Hernandez (Dissent, September 30, 2013)

Has the Left Won? An Exchange with James Livingston (Dissent, September 11, 2012)

An Interview with George Scialabba [with Sarah Leonard] (The New Inquiry, March 23, 2012)

Essays & Comments:

Liberalism and the Left [part of the symposium Does America Need a Left?] (Tikkun, Spring 2014)

What Happens to a Dream Deferred? (Dissent, Fall 2013) 

Democratic Hope Isn’t the Same as Dodging a Bullet [with Sarah Leonard] (DissentNovember 9, 2012) 

Rank and File Countrypolitan (The New Inquiry, October 2012)

Editorial Note: On Music, Utopia, and Failure [with Rob Horning] (The New Inquiry, October 2012)

Eugene Genovese and Dissent (Dissent, October 1, 2012)