The rule of President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil has been grotesque. Is his power finally slipping?
Rodrigo Nunes is a philosophy professor at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). His new book, Beyond the Horizontal. Rethinking the Question of Organisation, is forthcoming with Verso.
Despite his authoritarian bravado, Bolsonaro is having a hard time overcoming a weak economy, mounting scandals, and mass mobilization against his program. He can be beaten.
Brazil’s Workers’ Party thought accommodating capital could save them. That was a fatal mistake.