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PREVIEW: The Left Needs Therapy, and Other Assorted Apostasies
9:46On this episode of the Parrot Room on Zero Squared, Adam and Doug talk about the "Post-Left," why the left needs therapy (Okay, Adam said that and I'm not sure Doug agrees) and much, much more. p.s. get therapy. Become a patron of DPS to hear the entirety of this episode: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits Support Zero Books here: www.patreon.com/zerobooks
Was Bernie Sanders a Mistake? (Adam Goes on Zero Squared Podcast)
1:08:15Adam goes on Zero Squared Podcast, hosted by Doug Lain, to lay out his case for why Bernie Sanders was important to support and they end up talking a lot about some dusty, nerdy shit -- from Marx to the Second International to the New Deal and beyond. Support Zero Book Podcast here: www.patreon.com/zerobooks Become a supporter of DPS on patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits
Is Neoliberalism Dead? w/ Sam Gindin
1:18:58Sam Gindin joins us to address recent claims about the death of neoliberalism in the wake of the latest turn to stimulus-based policies. Can it be? -- of course not... Gindin explains why. Become a patron of DPS to hear this ep in its entirety: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits
Learning to Love (Winning) Again w/ James Schneider
1:33:49Joining us this week is James Schneider, former communication director for Jeremy Corbyn, cofounder of Momentum (UK), and current comms guy for Progressive International. He's here to discuss a new series out at Novara called "How We Win: A Socialist Strategy for the 2020s." Read the intro and find the rest of the essays here: https://novaramedia.com/2021/03/12/introducing-how-we-win-a-socialist-strategy-for-the-2020s/ --------------- Become a patron of DPS here: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits
PREVIEW: Everybody Chill the Fuck Out w/ Ben Burgis
6:15On this week's patron-exclusive ep of DPS, we're joined by Ben Burgis. We talk about the state of the left in the Biden era, cancel culture, the psycho-emotional baggage of the left, and much much more. You all know about this book by now, but you should really buy it: https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/canceling-comedians-while-world-burns *** Join the Society to hear the full episode: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits ***
PREVIEW: Identity Politics of the Second Gilded Age w/ Matt Karp
40:23After an extended intro by Adam, we're joined by Matt Karp who wrote a great essay a few months ago called "The Politics of a Second Gilded Age" (https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/the-politics-of-a-second-gilded-age). Listen to this episode in its entirety by becoming a patron: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits
Does Our Obsession with an Independent Worker's Party Hurt the Socialist Project Today?
1:09:44Brad Chester from DSA's Collective Power Networks joins us today to account for his crimes against the independent socialist movement -- jk, but a piece he published in Feb of 2021 dares to ask the question, "Does our obsession with an independent worker's party hurt the socialist movement today?" This question leads to a number of fascinating debates concerning electoral politics, socialist strategy, and so on. You can find his essay here: https://dsaorganizer.org/2021/02/09/breaking-bad-how-obsession-with-an-independent-workers-party-hurts-the-socialist-electoral-project/ *** Support this project of political education by becoming a patron: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits ***
Taking Lessons from the Break That Founded the Labour Party w/ Eric Blanc
1:12:22Eric Blanc joins us to talk about a recent essay he wrote assessing the break that founded the UK Labour Party, of which there are tremendous resonances with the socialist movement in the U.S., today. ***Support this podcast by becoming a patron today: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits *** Tune in for this wide-ranging and informative discussion. You can find the essay here: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/labour-party-uk-lessons-socialists Thanks, Patrons!
Who Governs the Democratic Party (And Why Does It Matter?) w/ Adam Hilton
1:56:00Adam Hilton is back on DPS to talk about his book on the Democratic Party. Also, we talk a lot about... you guessed it, the Democratic Party. *** Become a patron of DPS today: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits *** Find his book here: https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/16211.html
Mike Davis and the Socialist Project w/ Micah Uetricht
1:41:44Micah Uetricht joins us to talk about Mike Davis's project and, accordingly, how his writings map on to some interesting rifts inside the socialist movement today. Find Micah's essay here: https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/mike-davis-old-gods-set-night/ *** Support this project of political education by becoming a patron today: http://www.patreon.com/deadpundits ***