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Discussing political philosophy, current events, activism, and the inevitable historical downfall of capitalism from a revolutionary leftist perspective.

    Buddhist Enlightenment: Impermanence, No Self, and the Dark Night of the Soul

    Buddhist Enlightenment: Impermanence, No Self, and the Dark Night of the Soul

    Breht is joined by Dr. Daniel M. Ingram, author of "Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha", to discuss what Enlightenment is in the Buddhist tradition, what it feels like from the inside, what it can and cannot offer the individual and society, spirituality and mysticism on the fascist right, perennialism, the adaptability of capitalism, tips and advice for starting a spiritual journey, and so much more!
    Check out Daniel's website: https://www.integrateddaniel.info/

    His book "MTCB" (free): https://www.mctb.org/
    Dharma Overground: https://www.dharmaoverground.org/
    The EPRC: https://theeprc.org/
     
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    Carl Jung: Psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology, and Philosophy of Mind

    Carl Jung: Psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology, and Philosophy of Mind

    In this episode, Breht is joined by Spencer from Thoughts on Thinking to discuss the main ideas of the famous psychologist Carl Jung. 
    Subscribe to Thoughts on Thinking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmsFftOL2yNub8Z3CB0QKgA?view_as=subscriber
    Check out the ToT video on the media mentioned in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlwW_jKPGNw&ab_channel=ThoughtsonThinking
    Outro Music: "I've Got It All (Most)" by Modest Mouse
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    UPDATE on "Help if You Can..."

    UPDATE on "Help if You Can..."

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    Revisiting the Assassination of Fred Hampton: New FOIA Docs, COINTELPRO, and the "Black Messiah"

    Revisiting the Assassination of Fred Hampton: New FOIA Docs, COINTELPRO, and the "Black Messiah"

    In this episode, Breht welcomes Aaron J. Leonard back on the show, this time with his co-author Conor Gallagher, to discuss new FOIA documents they recently received regarding the FBI agent assigned to Fred Hampton, the informant who helped in the efforts to assassinate Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, what the left gets wrong in their understanding of COINTELPRO, and reactions to the new film on Fred Hampton "Judas and the Black Messiah".

    Check out Aaron and Conor's books:
    A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union
    Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists
     
    Previous Rev Left episode on Fred Hampton here:
    https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/fred-hampton
     
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    Understanding The Reactionary Mind: Right-Wing Conspiracy Thinking

    Understanding The Reactionary Mind: Right-Wing Conspiracy Thinking

    In this episode of Guerrilla History, the guys discuss the psychological, historical, and material underpinnings of right wing conspiracies (with a focus on QAnon) and then explore the reasons why conspiratorial thinking is - and always has been - an essential feature of reactionary politics. 
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    The Ministry for the Future: Climate Change, Sci Fi, and our Near Future

    The Ministry for the Future: Climate Change, Sci Fi, and our Near Future

    We are joined by Kim Stanley Robinson, the renowned science fiction author, to discuss his NYT bestselling book "The Ministry for the Future". We discuss climate change, geoengineering, Frederic Jameson, anti-dystopian fiction, political terrorism, Capitalist Realism, democratic socialism, the boomer/millennial divide, and so much more! 
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Brilliant podcast - wonderful guests and great discussions. Very reasoned, informative and interesting approach. Keep spreading the good word!

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