highbrowlowlife · RU165: DR DAVID RENTON on No Free Speech for Fascists in History, Law and Politics

Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. David Renton to the podcast!

Dr. David Renton is a barrister and political activist. Before becoming a barrister, he was an academic historian and sociologist, teaching at universities in England and South Africa. His books include No Free Speech for Fascists: Exploring ‘No Platform’ in History, Law and Politics (Routledge, 2021), Labour’s Antisemitism Crisis: What the Left Got Wrong and How to Learn From It (Routledge, 2021) and Jobs and Homes: stories of the law in lockdown (Legal Action Group, 2021).

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Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019) Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “Deviation (Trust what you perceive)” from the album Conceive ourselves by Vanessa Sinclair and Pete Murphy available from Highbrow Lowlife

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

Image: No Free Speech for Fascists: Exploring ‘No Platform’ in History, Law and Politics (Routledge, 2021)