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Why Wishy-Washy Progressivism *Will* Fail
11/07/19 – Steve Maher joins us to discuss the severe limitations of the kind of progressivism that promises “big, structural change” but, in reality, is only tinkering at the margins and hoping to bring back the glory of yesteryear.
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Will Neoliberalism End in Chile?
11/01/19 – René Rojas joins us for the B-Side where we address the current Chilean political situation and discuss its leaders on the left, as well as break down the history of neoliberalism in Chile from the overthrow of Allende to present.
Why Progressives Are Wrong About Warren
10/15/19 – Ben Burgis joins us for the B-Side to give progressives an argument about the crucial distinctions between Warren and Sanders. Why are liberals flocking to the Warren camp? Can Bernie pull it off? Tune in to find out.
Extremely Online Goes to War
Connor Kilpatrick is back for the B-Side and we chat about his latest piece about an extremely online leftist who went to fight for socialism in Rojava only to end up making memes in a warzone. Super good, folks.
Warren And Her Supporters are 30 Years Too Late
Connor Kilpatrick, a longtime contributor and story editor at Jacobin, joins us to discuss some of the key differences between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth. We discuss his piece, coauthored with Bhaskar Sunkara, titled “Elizabeth Warren is Thirty Years Too Late” (jacobinmag.com/2019/09/elizabeth…tagonia-democrats) as well as do our damnest to figure out why so many professional-managerial class types are siding with Warren.
Bernie's Insanely Exciting Plan for Labor
Joining us to discuss Bernie Sander’s “Workplace Democracy Act” is Paul Prescod, rank-and-file teacher from Philadelphia and steering committee member of DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Committee (DSLC). We break down the most exciting aspects of Bernie’s Plan, assess the prospects of organized labor and their possible role in furthering the Sanders campaign.
The Strange, Non-Death of Neoliberalism
8/12/19 – Rune Møller Stahl, post-doc at the University of Copenhagen, joins us to discuss his new paper wherein he argues that we are in the midst of a Gramscian “interregnum,” or a highly volatile transitional period between global orders. This interpretation has tremendous consequences for the socialist left.
What is Neoliberalism in 2019?
8/14/19 – Is everything neoliberal these days? Joining us to discuss the meaning and impact of neoliberalism in 2019 is Nick Kiersey, professor of political science at the University of Texas-Rio Grande.