Hosts sociologist Nick Lee and historian Jared Benson discuss modern and historical revolutionary theory and praxis.
Is Union Membership Worth More Than Going to College?
We discuss an article titled "The Cumulative Advantage of a Unionized Career for Lifetime Earnings" and discover whether or not you should join a union or go to college (or both!).
Quiet Quitting – Hegelian or Marxist?
Where does the act of quiet quitting fit into the context of a larger movement? Does it have the potential to make a real impact? Is it Marxist or Hegelian?
Is Every Act a Political Act?
As a short follow-up to our previous episode, we discuss whether or not every act is a political act. We briefly mention commodification, socialization, industrialization, technology, capitalism, religion, and more.
You Can’t Blame Everything on Capitalism
We loosely discuss a Gawker article by Clare Coffey titled "Failure to Cope Under Capitalism".
Are Labor Strikes Illegal in the United States? The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
We discuss a short history of labor strikes in the United States and how the federal government dramatically reduced the power of labor with the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947.
Black Wars in Tasmania – Genocide by Definition
We discuss the genocide of the Tasmanian Aboriginals in the nineteenth century.
This is always an interesting podcast. Questions, theories, and the ideological underpinnings that have shaped history are interrogated with rigor. The comforting myths are peeled back and what is revealed shows the way power gets weakened or strengthened, threatened or embraced, concentrated or dispersed, hidden amongst the few or realized within the many. I look forward to each episode.
Agile conversations, objective opinions, good research, accurate and still easy listening and entertaining. One of my favorites!
They have some good episodes but their eurocentrism pops up from time to time. One example is claiming the French Revolution was the only successful revolution.