In the first installment of our new history and theory series "History is a Weapon," Sean breaks down historical materialism, a thing we talk about a lot but have never really explained.

Why does the history that we all learned growing up suck so much? Why does it seem like we are at a historical dead end? How do we contextualize our present moment? And what tools do we have to analyze - and ultimately confront - the current state of things in this neoliberal hellworld?

Dialectics, baby!