John Chalcraft


John Chalcraft is lecturer in the history and politics of empire/imperialism at the London School of Economics.

Articles by this Author
Of Specters and Disciplined Commodities

“Lebanon was built with Syrian muscles,” declared an elderly Lebanese in the early 1990s. He was referring to the hundreds of thousands of semi- and unskilled Syrians who have worked in Lebanon on a temporary basis in construction,...

Internalism of the Left

Isam al-­Khafaji, Tormented Births: Passages to Modernity in Europe and the Middle East (London: I. B. Tauris, 2005).

Any book-length comparison of the historical trajectories of Western Europe and the...

Horizontalism in the Egyptian Revolutionary Process

A number of academics, commentators and activists have noted the presence of what one might call “horizontalism” in the Egyptian revolutionary process that started on January 25, 2011: the decentralized or networked form of...