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Max Holleran

Max Holleran

Max Holleran is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Melbourne. His work focuses on urban development in Europe and the United States, particularly how cities manage tourism. He has written about architectural aesthetics, post-socialist urban planning, and European Union integration for anthropology, sociology, and history journals. His work on cities and politics has also appeared in Boston Review, Public Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Republic, and Slate.

Max Holleran reviews 'Fortress America: How we embraced fear and abandoned democracy' by Elaine Tyler May

May 2018, no. 401 26 April 2018
On a Saturday afternoon shortly before Christmas in 1984, Bernhard Goetz was riding the New York City subway. Goetz, who is white, was approached by four black screwdriver-wielding teenagers who asked him for five dollars. Goetz drew a 0.38 pistol from his jacket and shot each of the boys once, then turned to one of them on the floor of the subway and said, ‘You don’t look so bad, here’s ano ... (read more)

Max Holleran reviews 'Democracy in Chains: The deep history of the radical right’s stealth plan' for America by Nancy MacLean

December 2017, no. 397 07 December 2017
On 12 August 2017 a mob of neo-Nazis descended on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, chanting racial epithets while openly carrying rifles and pistols. Many of the participants were from groups that advocate not just racial supremacy but the end of the US federal government, which they see as tyrannical. This is not the first time that the University of Virginia (UVA) has ... (read more)