Host Allen Ruff speaks with renowned activist, journalist, historian, filmmaker, novelist, socialist political activist, and anti-imperialist voice, Tariq Ali. A famed activist on the Left, Ali is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and is editorial director of the publisher Verso Press. He’s written more than two dozen books on contemporary world and history politics, the latest of which is titled The Extreme Center. Topics covered in this hour include the new wave of demonstrations among young people, the nature of the extreme center, centrists and Corbyn in the UK, how white supremacy has changed and stayed the same with this administration, and how the popular upsurges of 1968 informs today’s political movements.
Tariq Ali will be in Madison on Monday, April 2nd, in order to receive the Havens Center Lifetime Achievement Award. There, he will also deliver a lecture on the radical politics of 1968. 7PM, Elvehjem L160 (Philips Auditorium), 750 University Ave.