Toby Green has written reviews and features for a wide range of media, ranging from book reviews of fiction by Isabel Allende to comment pieces for the Guardian, Prospect, and Times Higher Education, feature essays for Aeon and History Today, and numerous travel features for the Financial Times. He has also contributed comment pieces to a number of online publications, including African Arguments and leftlockdownsceptics.com.
His latest work on current affairs centres on the Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it. Green is a lockdown sceptic with an internationalist perspective. He has contributed to leftlockdownsceptics.com, and his book on the pandemic, The Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality is published by C. Hurst & Co. on April 22nd.
Image: The Covid Consensus Jacket
The Covid Consensus takes an internationalist perspective and argues that the response to Covid-19 reveals irreconcilable contradictions in Western thought, with devastating consequences for the Global Poor and the poor and disadvantaged in Western societies. Green's research reveals new evidence as to the impetus behind the WHO's advice on lockdowns, and argues that the policies represented radical continuities of existing trends of inequality, mediatisation and surveillance that threaten the future of liberal democracies.
Toby Green has written a number of comment pieces and features regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it in print and online media, including African Arguments, History Today, leftlockdownsceptics.com and Times Higher Education:
Co-authored article with Carlos Cardoso in African Arguments:
African arguments article
History Today article on Africa, debt and historical parallels to the pandemic:
leftlockdownsceptics article on Covid-19 and Internationalism:
Co-authored article with Ambreena Mani, Carli Coetzee and Ola Uduku in Times Higher Education:
Times Higher Education
Toby Green wrote dozens of reviews for the Independent, and has also written criticism for the London Review of Books, Times Higher Education, and the TLS. He has reviewed books by, among others, David Abulafia, Tariq Ali, Isabel Allende, William Dalrymple, Jared Diamond, the late Eduardo Galeano, Francisco Goldman, John Gray, and Charles C. Mann. He has also interviewed writers including Ma Jian, and the late WG Sebald (republished alongside an interview by the late Susan Sontag in the Journal of European Studies).
Interview with WG Sebald:
Review of Chocolate Islands by Catherine Higgs in the London Review of Books:
Chocolate Islands LRB
Book review of A Primer for Teaching African Historyby Trevor Getz:
Trevor Getz review
Review of 1493 by Charles C. Mann:
Review of Pirates of the Caribbean by Tariq Ali:
Review of The Art of Political Murder by Francisco Goldman:
Toby Green has written features for a wide range of print and online media. He has contributed numerous features for Aeon, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Guardian, History Today, the Observer, and Prospect.
Comment piece on the Inquisition from the Guardian's editorial page:
History Today article on Africa's global histories:
Co-authored article in Prospect on Guinea-Bissau:
Article on Cape Verde in the Financial Times:
FT Cape Verde
Article in Aeon about Precolonial African history:
Aeon Precolonial Africa
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