From Alpha To Omega
#004 Revolutionary Strategy Series
March 16, 2019 01:00 AM PDT
We continue on our journey through the 1st chapter - ‘Marxism as a Political Strategy’ of Mike MacNairs 'Revolutionary Strategy' with Lexi, Sophie, and Grant. It all gets quite heated as I call 'Occupy' an premature ejaculant...#003 Revolutionary Strategy Series
March 09, 2019 01:00 AM PST
Today we continue our discussion of the 1st chapter - ‘Marxism as a Political Strategy’ of Mike MacNair's 'Revolutionary Strategy' book. This chapter lays out the traditional political strategy as laid out by Marx & Engels and refined by Bebel, Liebknecht and Kautsky.#002 Revolutionary Strategy Series
March 02, 2019 04:00 PM PST
Today we continue our reading of ‘Revolutionary Strategy - Marxism and the Challenge of Left Unity’ and grapple with the 1st chapter - ‘Marxism as a Political Strategy’ which lays out the traditional political strategy as laid out by Marx & Engels and refined by Kautsky.
Lexi & Donald - Swampside Chats
C Derick Varn - Symptomatic Redness
Emanuel - En Forlorad Sak
Ian Szabo#001 Revolutionary Strategy Series
February 26, 2019 03:47 AM PST
‘Revolutionary Strategy - Marxism and the challenge of left unity’ was a book written by Mike MacNair in 2008 in which he analysed the history of the 20th century from a Marxist perspective to see what strategic learnings could be gleaned. In this reading group we hope to tease out what they are and what we think of them.
In this first episode, we introduce the participants and discuss the introduction to the book.
The panelists are:
Sophia - Trans Trans Revolution
Lexi, Rosa, Donald - Swampside Chats
Derek - Symptomatic Redness
Ian Szabo#095 Revolutionary Strategy w/ Mike MacNair
February 17, 2019 02:00 AM PST
This week we welcome Mike MacNair to the show. Mike is a long time political activist, author and Tutor in Law at St Hugh's College. He is also a regular contributor to the Weekly Worker newspaper. Today we discuss Mikes' seminal work: ‘Revolutionary Strategy: Marxism and the challenge of left Unity’. We talk about the history of the 20th century and how, as Marxists, we can hope to learn from its failures. We will be studying this book as part of our upcoming Reading Group series, so get yourself a copy - it’s an amazing book.
You can buy it here:
And you can check out the Weekly Worker here:#094 Anti-Politics Part 2 w/ Tad Tietze
February 12, 2019 04:45 AM PST
Today we have part 2 of our Anti-politics interview with Dr. Tad Tietze. Tad is currently writing a book on the topic for Verso Books, provisionally titled: ‘The Great Derangement’. We talk some more of Trump, take a look at Brexit, and discuss whether the Environmental Crisis can create a social base?
You can find his writing on his blog: left-flank.org
And you can follow him on twitter at @Dr_Tad.#093 Anti-Politics w/ Tad Tietze
February 02, 2019 04:00 PM PST
Today we have part 1 of our interview with Dr. Tad Tiedtze. Tad is currently writing a book on anti-politics for Verso Books, the topic of todays podcast. We try to get a handle on what is meant by anti-politics, and how we can use this to understand our current see-saw political scene.
You can find his writing on his blog:
You can follow him on twitter at:
@Dr_Tad#014 Refuting Marx's Inconsistency & the TSSI
January 26, 2019 04:00 PM PST
Hello and welcome to the 14th episode of the Refuting Marx's Inconsistency - Capital & the TSSI series. It’s the one you’ve been waiting for - this week the panelists give our final appraisal on Andrew Kliman’s ‘Reclaiming Marx’s Capital’, and what we see as the political and theoretical implications of it.
It’s a belter.
Emanuel - from https://soundcloud.com/enforloradsak
Derick - from https://www.mixcloud.com/symptomatic-redness/
Pouya - the mashed up Marxist#013 Refuting Marx's Inconsistency & the TSSI
January 19, 2019 04:00 PM PST
This week we look at Chapter 11 of Andrew Kliman’s ‘Reclaiming Marx’s Capital’, where we dive into a critical appraisal of the empirical evidence that supposedly supports Marx’s Labour Theory of Value.
This weeks panelists are:
Additional Graphs & Equations:
Equations in Section 11.5: https://www.podomatic.com/ts/b5/3f/a6/tomobrien2004/0x0_13213063.jpg#092 World In Crisis w/ Michael Roberts
January 12, 2019 04:00 AM PST
Today we are delighted to welcome back Michael Roberts to the show to discuss the new book 'World In Crisis: A Global Analysis Of Marx's Law Of Probability', which he has co-edited with Guglielmo Carchedi. This is a collection of great scholarship by Marxist economists from around the globe, and contains a number of very interesting papers indeed.
You can buy World In Crisis here:
You can find Michaels Blog here:
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