Help Us Stay Paywall-Free

Democracy depends on the free exchange of ideas. Help sustain it with a tax-deductible donation today.

Stuart Schrader

Stuart Schrader is Associate Research Professor at the Center for Africana Studies and Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, & Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.

Articles

Its illegitimacy goes far beyond the war on drugs.

Stuart Schrader

How the Washington-backed Indonesian mass killings of 1965 reshaped global politics, securing a decisive victory for U.S. interests against Third World self-determination.

Stuart Schrader

During the Cold War, the “police apparatus” was held up as a prime example of Soviet repression. Yet the United States ended up with its own carceral state. 

Stuart Schrader

Territory is not as important as it used to be.

Stuart Schrader

"A tremendous resource in this time of chaos."

We publish leading scholars, activists, and writers on the most pressing political debates of our time.

But as a small nonprofit, we rely on reader support. Will you help support bold thinking about a more just world?

"An indispensable pillar of the public sphere."

That’s what sociologist Alondra Nelson says of Boston Review. Independent and nonprofit, we believe in the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a more just world.

That’s why there are no paywalls on our website, but we can’t do it without the support of our readers. Will you make a tax-deductible contribution today?