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Red Menace is a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions.

Hosted by Alyson Escalante and Breht O'Shea.

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Red Menace is a podcast that explains and analyzes revolutionary theory and then applies its lessons to our contemporary conditions.

Hosted by Alyson Escalante and Breht O'Shea.

    The Concept of the Political - Carl Schmitt

    The Concept of the Political - Carl Schmitt

    Alyson and Breht summarize, discuss, and criticize Carl Schmitt's famous work of political philosophy, The Concept of the Political. Schmitt was a German jurist, political theorist, and prominent member of the Nazi Party.
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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    [UNLOCKED] American Carnage: Mass Shootings, Gun Policy, & Root Causes

    [UNLOCKED] American Carnage: Mass Shootings, Gun Policy, & Root Causes

    Breht and Alyson discuss the recent barrage of mass shootings, how Marxists should think about these issues, what the root causes of american mass shootings are, policies/reforms that the socialist left might be able to support, and much more. 
    Outro music: 'Pray for Newtown' by Sun Kil Moon
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Anti-Choice Onslaught, American Institutional Decay, & Geopolitical Forecasting

    Anti-Choice Onslaught, American Institutional Decay, & Geopolitical Forecasting

    On this episode of Red Menace, Alyson and Breht discuss the recent Supreme Court leak and the implications of Roe's dismantling, then they turn to George Friedman's thesis in his book "The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond" - responding to it, criticizing it, and reflecting on what its predictions might mean for the revolutionary left.   
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ride the Tiger - Julius Evola

    Ride the Tiger - Julius Evola

     Alyson and Breht summarize, respond to, and discuss "Ride the Tiger", a major work of the Italian fascist/traditionalist/reactionary intellectual Julius Evola. 
    In part 1, they introduce and summarize the text.
    In part 2, they respond to Evola's critiques of Marxism directly.
    In part 3, they discuss the text, its relationship to Hinduism and Buddhism, Evola's legacy, and much, much more! 
     
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    • 2 hrs 17 min
    War in Europe: Understanding the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    War in Europe: Understanding the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

     Alyson and Breht discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and wrestle with the following questions: Is Russia imperialist, and is this an inter-imperialist conflict? What is the nature of the Ukrainian State? Is Ukraine really fighting for democracy? Are we entering a multipolar world order? What do these events tell us about NATO and US hegemony? How should we understand revolutionary defeatism in this conflict? What role do nazis play in all of this? What is Putin's endgame?
     
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    On The Transgender Question

    On The Transgender Question

    On this episode of Red Menace Alyson is joined by Rey and Esperanza to address the transgender question.
     
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    • 58 min

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