Nikhil Pal Singh
Presently a professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University, where he has also been the founding faculty director of the NYU Prison Education Program, Nikhil Pal Singh makes this welcome return to a Seattle that was once home, having formerly taught at the University of Washington. He is here tonight with a timely, vital new book, Race and America’s Long War (Verso).
"Race and America's Long War is a brilliant and lacerating account of the United States' brutal and racially inflected 'inner and outer wars.' Singh forensically diagnoses the disfigurations the United States has wrought domestically and overseas through its traffic in violence and race, in the context of ever more rapacious and dehumanizing capital accumulation." —Laleh Khalili.
“In this sweeping, erudite, and much-needed book, Nikhil Singh obliterates any myth of American peace, revealing instead that the thread tying America’s past and present is long and continuous war—hot, vicious, global, and racial. Linking domestic and foreign terrains of combat, he reveals the various ways in which war and race are inextricably intertwined, whether packaged as wars on communism, terrorism, or crime.” —Robin D. G. Kelley.
Co-presented with RED MAY.