Hi - I'm Carl Beijer. I'm an educator, an activist, and above all, a writer. I've been blogging continuously since the 90s, back when posting meant dropping a .txt file into a folder on a public server.

I typically write about socialism, ideology, and elections. During my academic career, my focus was on propaganda systems and the construction of ideology. I also have years of organizing and activism under my belt dating back to the Bush-era antiwar movement.

In my professional life, I've mostly been an editor and a teacher. Most recently, I spent a few years abroad teaching English as a second language - mostly to children in Ukraine. And I also teach college literature and composition classes from time to time. When I'm not writing, I'm often just reading, gaming, or hanging out with friends and dogs.


MEDIA / CONTACT

The best way to reach me is at cwbeijer@gmail.com, or to DM me on Twitter (@carlbeijer).

I usually do not pitch articles, but if you'd like me to write something I'm happy to talk. Same thing goes for quotes, podcast guesting, and so on: media is not my career, but I try to be as generous with my time as I can. Occasionally I get requests to reprint articles written for this site, and usually my only condition is that I ask for a byline.