Thaddeus Russell


Thaddeus Russell is the founder and CEO of Renegade University, the host of the Unregistered podcast and the author of A Renegade History of the United States. He holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, Barnard College, the New School for Social Research, Occidental College and Willamette University.


From camo to campus: Intellectuals go anti-lockdown

October 23, 2020

The anti-lockdown movement has moved from MAGA-toting right-wingers to prominent leftist and libertarian intellectuals

Too many leftists welcome disaster

October 9, 2020

Whether we welcome disaster or run from it, we should be grateful to Jane Fonda for opening a window onto what might be called the politics of disaster.

Joe Biden is the enemy of BLM

September 25, 2020

Any Black Lives Matter movement worthy of its name would call out Joe Biden for what he is - their enemy - and expand its horizons to include non-American victims of U.S. state violence.

Liberals have often claimed to be "antiwar." No more.

September 11, 2020

Biden and the Democrats won’t end America’s endless wars. But will Trump do it himself?

Why I changed my mind about Black Lives Matter

August 31, 2020

Police kill too many Americans for police violence to just be a racial issue.


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