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"The commentary on the commentary on the Left." The commentary on the commentary on the Left, including articles in the latest issue of the Platypus Review.

"The commentary on the commentary on the Left." The commentary on the commentary on the Left, including articles in the latest issue of the Platypus Review.
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"The commentary on the commentary on the Left." The commentary on the commentary on the Left, including articles in the latest issue of the Platypus Review.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 6: Moishe Postone + Killer Mike + Roseanne Reboot

4/6/2018
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SPS tackles the legacy of the late Moishe Postone, the feud between Killer Mike and March for Our Lives organizers, and the reboot of (Trump-supporting) Roseanne.

Duration:01:08:21

Ep. 5: On "50 Years After '68: Does socialism have a future?"

2/27/2018
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On this special episode of SPS we discuss "50 Years After '68: Does Socialism Have a Future?" the annual European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society in London (15–18 February, 2018), and feature clips from our panelists. We were joined by Platypus members, Gregor Baszak (University of Illinois, Chicago), Nunzia Faes (London School of Economics), Erin Hagood (University of Chicago), and Pádraig Maguire (Goldsmiths, University of London). The recordings for the entire conference...

Duration:00:37:54

Ep. 4: On #Metoo, the German Left, and the first year of Trump

2/10/2018
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On this episode we discuss: (1) The #metoo phenomena and the French Anti-#MeToo Manifesto with Chicago member, Carrie Graham and the London School of Economics' Platypus chapter head, Nunzia Faez https://www.worldcrunch.com/opinion-analysis/full-translation-of-french-anti-metoo-manifesto-signed-by-catherine-deneuve Also mentioned in this segment were: - Gracchus Babeuf, "The Conspiracy of the Equals" (1796) https://www.marxists.org/history/france/revolution/conspiracy-equals/index.htm -...

Duration:01:07:35

Ep. 3: Tailing the Status Quo

12/25/2017
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A special holiday edition, with guests Reid Kotlas (Platypus Vermont, and Social Party USA) and Efraim Carlebach (Platypus London), on the Left today and the problem of the Democratic and Labor Parties. We discuss: An interview with Lee Carter, a democratic socialist who defeated a Republican legislator in Virginia during the recent elections https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/11/lee-carter-interview-virginia-election-socialist Seth Ackerman, "A Blueprint for a New Party"...

Duration:01:16:56

Ep. 2: Why should anyone care about 1917?

11/16/2017
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(0) Democrats are lame. #nuffsaid (1) A conversation with Philip Cunlife, author of Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution 1917-2017, reviewed by Gregor Balzac on the pages of the Platypus Review November issue. https://platypus1917.org/2017/11/01/book-review-philip-cunliffe-lenin-lives-reimagining-russian-revolution-1917-2017/ (2)A convo about the Platypus panel "1917–2017" with members, Frederik Heinz and Lukas Hedderich, hosted by the Goethe University chapter in Frankfurt...

Duration:01:03:37

Ep. 1: On "Kill all Normies" and Anti-fascism today

11/1/2017
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On this episode, commentary on: (1) "The negative-sum internet" (Weekly Worker) Paul Demarty reviews: Angela Nagle, Kill all normies: the online culture wars from Tumblr and 4chan to the alt-right and Trump (Zero Books, 2017) http://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/1176/the-negative-sum-internet/ (2) Platypus Berkeley panel: "Antifascism in the Age of Trump" Description: Since the Nazi seizure of power eighty years ago, anti-fascism has been a component of left-wing politics. In response to the...

Duration:00:54:18

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