About

This blog is a jointly authored, collective enterprise. It aims to investigate the current state of politics and economics in the West. The motivation behind the blog is that the current moment requires some new thinking, by the Left, about the relationship between politics and economics. We shall sometimes produce commentaries, sometimes simply draw attention to key facts about our contemporary political economy.

The co-editors are Chris Bickerton and Alex Gourevitch. Chris Bickerton has a D.Phil from Oxford in international relations, has taught at Oxford, the University of Amsterdam and at Sciences Po in Paris. He is currently University Lecturer in politics at the department of politics at international studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge. He is also Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. His main focus is on European politics, including the development and future of the European Union. Alex Gourevitch has a Ph.D in political science from Columbia University. He has taught at the universities of Harvard  and Macmaster and is currently Assistant Professor in Political Science at Brown University. His research lies in both the history of political and economic thought, and in contemporary debates about freedom, welfare, and economic organization.

We welcome contributions and suggestions. Please send any inquiries to moment.current@gmail.com.

One Response to “About”

  1. Robert Leonardo October 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I just came across your blog. I must say, I am always disaapoined when I see someone trying to defend liberalism. Your not from America ? Her roots don’t sit in liberalism in any form, and her problems come from an attemted replanting into a cess pool of “progressive thought” Hence all our buget woes rest with this move some 50 years ago. Anytime you want to blame a republican it will be because of their mindless attempt to mimic a democrat. Our republic was built on judeo/christian values, not perfect for sure, but ohh so much better then the jack-asses who run now under the democrat flag of surrender to common sense, and to hell with the bible.

    No, I am not a democrat or republican. Just a person watching Biblical eschatology play out.

    http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2012/02/the-swindlers-how-four-vain-philosophies-threaten-american-liberty/

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