Stephen F. Eisenman

Stephen F. Eisenman is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Northwestern University and the author of Gauguin’s Skirt (Thames and Hudson, 1997), The Abu Ghraib Effect (Reaktion, 2007), The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights (Reaktion, 2015) and other books. He is also co-founder of the environmental justice non-profit,  Anthropocene Alliance. He and the artist Sue Coe have just published American Fascism, Still for Rotland Press. He can be reached at:


Political Murmurations

Some People Will Hate Me for Writing This: End the War!

The Tampa Five: An Assault on Free Speech

The Hazing Scandal at Northwestern University

Why AI Will Never Replace Reporters at the NYT

The Anthropocene in Pictures

Florida Fever Dreams

American Drag, Unshackled

The Water-Closet Scandal

Supreme Duplicity

What’s the Use of William Blake?

“The Real Florida”: My Trip to the Marijuana Dispensary

Demagogues Three: Charles Foster Kane, Willie Stark, and Tucker Carlson

A Fascist Assault upon the Individual “Right to Change”

Democracy Under the Oaks

AI Chatbots Are Even Scarier Than You Think

The Insecure Superpower

The Florida Strong-Man

Capitol Charades

Confessions of a Vegan Evangelist

Talking Anti-Semitism

Drag Shows, Here and There

Art Forgeries (and Other Mistaken Identities)

Five Tips for Keeping Your Florida Garden Fascist Free!

Armageddon Now or “The Last Man”

The Funeral of a Queen, the Condition of England

Conversations with White People

End-Times: a Visit to Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

Joe Manchin as Alibi

The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now

“A Fancy Piece of Homicide” at the U.S. Supreme Court

Portents of War

Guernica and Bucha

A Picturesque Tour of Toxic Waste Sites in Georgia and Alabama

The Unknown Masterpiece

Wartime Dispatches

A Coward’s War

“They Want War”: An Open Letter to Visual Artists and Critics

Over Your Dead Body

Flags on the March!

Filthy Lucre: Or, How Non-Profits Get Money but Lose their Souls

The Unspoken Victims of COVID-19

Confirmation Bias

Port Arthur and the Sublime

The Streets of New Orleans

Citizen Into Émigré

Auguries of Late Capitalism

Dog Years

Kabul on My Mind

Is the Imminent End of Civilization a Winning Ticket for the GOP?