Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein is the author of Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South (Verso, 1996). He teaches U.S. and South African history at Indiana University, in Bloomington, and is a book review editor for the internet discussion group H-SAfrica.


Marikana, Part III: Democracy’s Sharpeville

The perpetrators of Marikana acted in the name of the post-apartheid social order governed by the ANC, South Africa’s former liberation movement, now in power for two decades....

Zimbabwe and the Politics of Impunity

Mugabe’s denials can and should now be read as a chilling reminder that the depths to which his regime has sunk today had already been charted...

Zimbabwe and the Politics of Impunity