Violence can take many forms. George Floyd wasn’t killed by a gun. He was killed by someone carrying a gun.
In this episode, John and Cole talk about the cultural differences between British and American policing, ethical consumerism, and the racial reckoning of summer 2020. John analyzes how his experience growing up in England has given him a different perspective of how fraught race relations can be in the US, while also holding a critical lens to Britain.
Author of Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830, John Havard is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Binghamton University. His focuses include 18th-Century British Literature, Romanticism, Transatlantic Studies, Literature and Politics, Critical Theory, and much more.