Her review entitled ‘The Moralisation of Violence’ praises The Liberal Defence of Murder:
Richard Seymour’s obsessively researched, impressive first book holds its place as the most authoritative historical analysis of its kind. Seymour makes the book’s mission clear right from the start: “to explain a current of irrational thought that supports military occupation and murder in the name of virtue and decency”…
The Liberal Defence of Murder marks the debut of a significant left-wing historian who displays a welcome critical engagement, meaningful intellectualism and unabashed factual analysis.
The review appears in the Resurgence magazine, issue 259, March/April 2010.
Richard Seymour lives and writes in London. His website Lenin’s Tomb comments on issues such as imperialism, Zionism, Islamophobia and anti-capitalism, and covers strikes and protests with footage, images and reportage. It has been cited in, among others, Private Eye, the Guardian and Slate.