Join members of the Social Review editorial team every week as we discuss and debate the future of socialism, analyse what's going on in the world and speak to a wide array of fantastic guests - from MPs to academics, journalists to activists, and beyond. Theme composed by Katrina Toner.
We're back! Jasper chats to Peter Mason, National Secretary of the Jewish Labour Movement, to delve into the EHRC's Report on antisemitism within Labour, its long-term history and why left-wing thought is so susceptible to it, the future plans of JLM, and much more.
Left Out of This Land
Joe, Lines and Julia meet to discuss two big new books about Corbyn's Labour Party: 'This Land: The Story of a Movement' by Owen Jones, and 'Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn' by Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire. The team discuss the book's different conclusions, whether it casts new light on Corbyn's Labour or not, the importance of interpersonal relationships in politics, and much more.
Alexander Hamilton - Economic Radical?
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a... you get the gist. Jasper sits down with Christian Parenti, author of 'Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons From a Misunderstood Founder' (Verso, 2020) to discuss the political and economic legacy of the ten-dollar founding father.
Was Hamilton really a free-trading capitalist, or a statist radical?
How do Hamiltonianism and Jeffersonianism continue to influence socio-economic development in the US and internationally?
Why do many on the left perceive decentralisation and localism as inherent goods, and what would Hamilton have said to that?
And what can contemporary politics learn from Hamilton's economic developmentalism?
We're Bringing Brexit Back
Honey, time to break international law! Jasper catches up again with Shadow Minister for International Trade, Bill Esterson, about the government's plan to breach their Withdrawal Agreement, whether Tony Abbott's appointment as trade advisor is just to whip up the culture war, and much more.
The Social Re-Q
Morgan and Pete found a way to connect to the internet, and take a deep dive, helped by Annie Kelly (UK Correspondent, QAnon Anonymous), into the world of the QAnon conspiracy theory. How proliferate is it? How do well-meaning individuals become radicalised? How can they be de-radicalised? And what's the world's first conspiracy theory, and what does it have to do with Edward II?
MMT Whatcha Say
It's August and, with nothing better to do, Morgan embarks on an epic quest to discover what Modern Monetary Theory is, enlisting the help of trusty companions Megan Corton Scott (fellow-not-knower-of-what-MMT-is), William Sorenson (TSR writer, Labour Tenants), David Klemperer (TSR writer, former Institute for Government researcher) and Shreya Nanda (Economist at the IPPR).
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