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A podcast on radical politics, critical theory, and history. Hosted by Alex Doherty.

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Contact: politicstheoryother@gmail.com

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A podcast on radical politics, critical theory, and history. Hosted by Alex Doherty.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/poltheoryother

Contact: politicstheoryother@gmail.com

    The French left's shock election win w/ Sebastian Budgen

    The French left's shock election win w/ Sebastian Budgen

    Sebastian Budgen returns to the show to discuss the recent shock result in the French legislative elections that saw the left wing New Popular Front win the highest number of seats, beating both Emmanuel Macron's Ensemble and the far-right National Rally, who had been widely expected to emerge with the most deputies in the French parliament.

    • 53 min
    UK Election Special w/ James Meadway and Richard Seymour

    UK Election Special w/ James Meadway and Richard Seymour

    Today’s show is a crossover episode with our good friends over at the Macrodose podcast, which is hosted by economist James Meadway. In the episode James is joined by Richard Seymour to discuss the upcoming UK general election. We talked about the crisis in the Conservative Party and the prospects of a post-election merger with Nigel Farage's Reform party. We also discussed whether Farage's comments on Ukraine damage his electoral prospects, the likelihood of Labour implementing austerity and why - as James argues - the 4th of July is likely to be the last "normal" general election held in the UK.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Searchers w/ Andy Beckett

    The Searchers w/ Andy Beckett

    Andy Beckett joins PTO to talk about his new book, The Searchers: Five Rebels, Their Dream of a Different Britain, and Their Many Enemies. The five rebels in question being Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, John McDonnell, and Ken Livingstone. We talked about the role of the global tumult of 1968 in the development of the politics of the five, the extraordinary racism that Diane Abbott has faced since entering parliament, and whether the current Labour leadership think there are votes to be gained in joining in in attacks on Britain's most important black politician. We also talked about the importance of  Salvador Allende's Popular unity government in Chile to the five and how their admiration for Allende contrasted with their view of the eastern bloc during the Cold War. Finally, we touched on the current conjuncture and what the future might hold for the remaining four rebels.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    PTO Live! w/ Gargi Bhattacharyya, Richard Seymour, and Eleanor Penny

    PTO Live! w/ Gargi Bhattacharyya, Richard Seymour, and Eleanor Penny

    This week's episode is the recording of our recent live event. Gargi Bhattacharyya, Richard Seymour, and Eleanor Penny were joined by an audience in Finsbury Park, London to discuss the fascism debate, disaster nationalism, and the relationship between fascism and racial capitalism.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sunak calls the election and where now for the UK left w/ James Schneider

    Sunak calls the election and where now for the UK left w/ James Schneider

    James Schneider joins the show to discuss Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK general election will take place on July 4th, and to talk about his book 'Our Bloc: How We Win' in which James argues for a left bloc - a federated alliance of socialist forces comprising social movements, unions, and the residual left in parliament. In the interview we discussed what such a left bloc could look like and how it might knit together forces with varying political commitments and traditions. We also talked about the unprecedented vacuity of Keir Starmer's political project, and James also gave his thoughts on the domestic significance of the Gaza protest movement.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How Israeli universities deny Palestinian freedom w/ Maya Wind

    How Israeli universities deny Palestinian freedom w/ Maya Wind

    Israeli universities have long enjoyed a reputation as liberal bastions of freedom and democracy and they enjoy warm relationships with their counterparts in north America and Europe - including the University of Columbia. However, as Maya Wind explains in today's episode, contrary to the depiction of Israeli universities as centres of pluralism and free inquiry these institutions are directly complicit in the project to dispossess Palestinians of their land and rights.

    In her new book, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom. Maya reveals how academic disciplines, degree programs, campus infrastructure, and research laboratories all service Israeli occupation and apartheid, while universities violate the rights of Palestinians to education, stifle critical scholarship, and violently repress student dissent.

    • 48 min

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