Neil R. Smith on the heart of neo­lib­er­al­ism + revanchism

Neil R. Smith a long-term supporter of the combination of geography, social theory, and politics, born 1954 – died Sept 2012.

As recently as Match of 2012 in an interview with David Hugill he suggested “Neo­lib­er­al­ism is ‘dead but dom­in­ant’” and explained contemporary secur­it­iz­a­tion as “signs that neo­lib­er­al­ism has run its course“.

Back in 2007 he sat down with Bryan Finoki of Subtopia fame and the two discussed the Military planks of capital accumulation. At that time Neil argued that cities had become “places of military interest”. The result of a pervasive symbiotic relationship wherein a certain logic leads to sending “the city re-builders in with the city destroyers” as it were.

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  1. Pingback: The Internet Shares Its Archive of Neil Smith’s Work · The Center for Place, Culture and Politics

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