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“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Working Class Life in Anytown Russia

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Guest:

Jeremy Morris is an Associate Professor in the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University where he researches and writes about the informal economy, class, precarity and post-socialism. His most recent book is Everyday Postsocialism: Working-class Communities in the Russian Margins published by Palgrave.

Jeremy has written up an addendum to this interview providing more detail. I highly recommend it.

Music:

The Clash, “Career Opportunities,” The Clash, 1977.