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Socialist podcasts from Tribune Magazine - featuring partner shows like Alex Doherty's Politics Theory Other.

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Socialist podcasts from Tribune Magazine - featuring partner shows like Alex Doherty's Politics Theory Other.

    Politics Theory Other // Corona, climate, chronic emergency w/ Andreas Malm

    Politics Theory Other // Corona, climate, chronic emergency w/ Andreas Malm

    Andreas Malm joins me to talk about his new book, Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century. We talked about why in the case of Covid19 most of the rich countries of the north were able to make the kinds of decisive interventions that seem to elude them when it comes to climate change. And we also talked about the experience of the Bolsheviks during the Russian civil war, and why war communism is a better model for the kind of mobilisation needed in the climate crisis than the usual invocation of the ramping of up of industrial production by the Western allies during WWII.

    • 27 min
    Politics Theory Other // The Romance of American Communism w/ Vivian Gornick

    Politics Theory Other // The Romance of American Communism w/ Vivian Gornick

    Vivian Gornick joins me to talk about her classic book, The Romance of American Communism. We spoke about her experience of growing up amongst communists and socialists in the Bronx in the 1930s, how she sought to counter simplistic depictions of the lives of American communists and how - in spite of its authoritarianism - the American Communist Party enabled ordinary men and women to feel connected to a larger human project.

    • 31 min
    Politics Theory Other // Black Lives Matter and racial capitalism w/ Nikhil Pal Singh

    Politics Theory Other // Black Lives Matter and racial capitalism w/ Nikhil Pal Singh

    Nikhil Pal Singh joins me to discuss the massive protests against police violence in the United States that emerged in response to the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We talked about why the protests are so large and so diverse and the movement's demands for the abolition or defunding of the police. We also talked about the concept of racial capitalism and how the right might seek to respond to the crisis of neoliberal legitimacy by pursuing policies that would seek to shore up the economic security of white working class Americans whilst doing nothing for black America.












     

    • 33 min
    Politics Theory Other // Triple shock in the global south - oil, debt, and Covid-19 w/ Adam Hanieh

    Politics Theory Other // Triple shock in the global south - oil, debt, and Covid-19 w/ Adam Hanieh

    Adam Hanieh joins me to talk about the challenges Covid-19 and the debt crisis pose to countries in the global south, how western economic and military intervention has undermined state capacity needed to combat the pandemic, and finally we discussed Adam's argument that the crisis may paradoxically be in certain respects beneficial for the oil majors and the richest oil producing countries - in spite of last month's collapse in oil prices.

    • 26 min
    Politics Theory Other // A theory of extinction w/ Troy Vettese

    Politics Theory Other // A theory of extinction w/ Troy Vettese

    Troy Vetesse joins me to discuss the sixth mass extinction event and how Karl Marx's concepts of real and formal subsumption are relevant to the ecological crisis. We also spoke about how the Covid19 pandemic illuminates Troy's argument. Our conversation was prompted by Troy's essay, 'A Marxist Theory of Extinction' from issue 7 of the journal Salvage.

    Politics Theory Other // #86 After Geoengineering w/ Holly Buck

    Politics Theory Other // #86 After Geoengineering w/ Holly Buck

    Holly Buck joins me to discuss her new book, After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration. We talked about why we may have little choice but to undertake geoengineering to avert the worst of the climate crisis. We also discussed the question of whether climate change is innately difficult for human beings to comprehend, and whether avoiding the worst effects of climate change will entail moving beyond capitalism.

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