Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour is the author of Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (2012), American Insurgents: A Brief History of American Anti-Imperialism (2012), The Meaning of David Cameron (2010) and The Liberal Defence of Murder (2008). He writes regularly for The Guardian and runs the popular blog Lenin's Tomb.


Richard Seymour, Against Austerity: How We Can Fix the Crisis They Made. Pluto Press 2014.



The internet was built for connection – how did it go so wrong?, ZNet, 21 October 2021

The British Establishment Is Losing Its Mind Over Afghanistan by Richard Seymour and Luke Savage, Jacobin, 29 August 2021

No future: the English Left in retrospect, Al Jazeera, 29 December 2020

Why is the nationalist right hallucinating a ‘communist enemy'? The Guardian, 26 September 2020

The nationalist unconscious, Red Pepper, 29 June 2020

The polling industry doesn't measure public opinion – it produces it, The Guardian, 20 September 2019

The crisis of Conservatism by James Butler and Richard Seymour, Red Pepper, 6 September 2019

A dark appetite for adventure is driving Britain’s hardline Brexit folly, The Guardian, 2 September 2019

Nigel Farage Is the Most Dangerous Man in Britain, The New York Times, 28 May 2019

The climate strike is a source for hope – but new research shows it might be too late, Independent, 16 March 2019

Making Facebook pay for its own downfall, Patreon, 23 August 2018

No, this Netanyahu row won't destroy Corbyn – it will only make him stronger, Independent, 14 August 2018

The apocalyptic tone of heatwave-reporting doesn't go far enough – not when the issue is human extinction, Independent, 5 August 2018

Climate: Prepare for the worst, Patreon, 8 July 2018

No, AMLO Is Not Mexico’s Trump, Jacobin, 3 July 2018

Our very British fake news industry, Patreon, 21 February 2018

The Real Winston Churchill, Jacobin, 11 January 2018

Donald Trump, the original sapiosexual, Patreon, 7 January 2018

After such unexpected success in 2017, what does Jeremy Corbyn have planned for 2018? Independent, 30 December 2017

Labour, Tories and the polls, Patreon, 12 December 2017

Corbyn: shifting the possible, MR Online, 10 June 2017

The Left Must Save Labour, Jacobin, 19 April 2017

‘Mourning and Militancy’ Richard Seymour interviewed by Michael D. Yates, Monthly Review, March 2017

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman review – visionary ideas for a dark time, The Guardian, 22 February 2017

The Left, Corbyn and Labour's Future: Interview with Alex Nunns, Salvage, 8 February 2017

Against omniscience, Lenin's Tomb, 31 January 2017

A heatwave in the Arctic, a Trump in the White House by Richard Seymour, Al Jazeera, 10 January 2017

The Bastards Live, Jacobin, 24 September 2016

Can Corbyn survive the coup? Socialist Worker, 21 September 2016

Can Corbyn build a 'social movement'? Lenin's Tomb, 10 August 2016

Building a Corbyn Majority, Jacobin, 13 July 2016

Sadiq Khan's victory and free Londonistan, Al Jazeera, 8 May 2016

The Campaign Against Corbyn, Jacobin, 21 September 2015

How Jeremy Corbyn Can Win, Jacobin, 13 September 2015

Europe's Lethal Fortress, Jacobin, 32 September 2015

Jeremy Corbyn vs. Project Fear, Jacobin, 27 July 2015

Immigration, The World Today with Tariq Ali)/teleSUR, June 2015 (video)

The End of Labour, Jacobin, 8 May 2015

Bye Bye Labour, CounterPunch, 24 April 2015

Immigration & the far right: Media review, Tariq Ali TV, 14 March 2015 (video)

On Charlie Hebdo, Jacobin, 7 January 2015

Why is there so much hostility to immigrants in the UK? The Guardian, 14 October 2014

Bombs won't solve the Isis problem, The Guardian, 15 September 2014

Zero-hours contracts, and the sharp whip of insecurity that controls us all, The Guardian, 1 May 2014

The real story of 'looting' after a disaster like typhoon Haiyan, The Guardian, 15 November 2013



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