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Ben Burgis takes calls, answers questions, and argues about anything that seems interesting. Should be a good time.

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Ben Burgis takes calls, answers questions, and argues about anything that seems interesting. Should be a good time.

    Sunday Chat: Nathan J. Robinson on RFK, Biden, Trump, DeSantis & More

    Sunday Chat: Nathan J. Robinson on RFK, Biden, Trump, DeSantis & More

    I talk to Current Affairs editor Nathan J. Robinson about the incredibly depressing mess the 2024 election is already shaping up to be and take a few calls. Nathan has written about the distinct possibility of Trump being re-elected:

    https://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/05/donald-trump-could-well-be-the-president-again

    ...and co-written an article with Lily Sanchez about why RFK, Jr. is so far from being the alternative to Biden we desperately need:

    https://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/05/rfk-jr-is-a-lying-crank-posing-as-a-progressive-alternative

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    Sunday AMA: Everything from the Twitter Files to Philip Roth

    Sunday AMA: Everything from the Twitter Files to Philip Roth

    Callers ask me about toxicity on the Left, the Twitter Files, Ana Kasparian, how to pick your battles in arguments, Judith Jarvis Thomson's abortion essay, Norman Finkelstein's take on Philip Roth's novel American Pastoral, Philippa Foot, Kant's Categorical Imperative, and more. This was a very good time.

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    Sunday Chat w/Matt McManus: Responding to Curtis Yarvin

    Sunday Chat w/Matt McManus: Responding to Curtis Yarvin

    Right-wing pundit Curtis Yarvin wrote about Matt McManus on his Substack a little while back. Today, Matt joined me to read through the screed and respond point-by-point to a much as we could in an hour and change. There will be a Pt. 2!

    Yarvin's Substack on Matt:

    https://graymirror.substack.com/p/the-historical-guilt-of-the-old-regime?utm_source=post-email-title

    Matt's original article on Yarvin:

    https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/curtis-yarvin-thiel-carlyle-monarchism-reactionary

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    Sunday Chat w/Jason Myles

    Sunday Chat w/Jason Myles

    One my very favorite recurring guests joins me to chat about his forthcoming Sublation article and the state of the American left.

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    Sunday Chat: Ethan Tells Ben Why He Should Fear the Machines

    Sunday Chat: Ethan Tells Ben Why He Should Fear the Machines

    Ethan from the Confronting Capital channel is going to give me his best pitch for why I should be more worried abut AI safety, and we'll take your calls.

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    Sunday Chat: Friendly Argument w/Brent Lengel on Engels's "On Authority" & Bakunin's "What Is Authority?"

    Sunday Chat: Friendly Argument w/Brent Lengel on Engels's "On Authority" & Bakunin's "What Is Authority?"

    I didn't try to put a chapter listing on this sine (a) it's my birthday and publishing this was the last work task I had to do today, and (b) it's all kind of a piece, but this actually was a pretty interesting one!

    I argue with anarchist Brent Lengel about an essay and he doesn't by Marx's collaborator Friedrich Engels--"On Authority":

    https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1872/10/authority.htm

    For the other side of the argument, see Marx and Engels's factional rival (the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin)'s essay "What Is Authority?":

    https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/bakunin/works/various/authrty.htm

    Link to Brent's indiegogo (more about that at the end of the episode):

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/durruti-shadow-of-the-people-1-2#/

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Ben Went Bust!

Ben you have to acknowledge your Election Panel made fools of themselves parroting CNN hacks like Jake Tapper predicting a Red Wave. Foolhardy! Once again Biden the accused socialist is Best!

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