Against the Grain

Graeber, Policing, and Abolitionism

David Graeber, the radical anthropologist and prominent activist, had a lot to say about police and policing, both historically and in contemporary society. Andrew Johnson examines a number of Graeber’s assertions and also articulates his own views on the history of policing, the role of police today, and the value of breaking the spell of police authoritarianism.

Andrew Johnson, “Bureaucrats with guns: Or, how we can abolish the police if we just stop believing in them” Anthropological Notebooks

(Image on main page by Bartosz Brzezinski.)


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