On December 19, 2020, socialist intellectual and friend of the show Leo Panitch passed away from COVID-19. Today, we honor his legacy by speaking with his longtime friend and colleague Sam Gindin, a Canadian scholar and activist who co-authored The Socialist Challenge Today and other volumes with Panitch. He and Esty reflect on the past […]
In celebration of WORT’s 44th birthday, we spend the hour with friend of the show and political scientist Leo Panitch to get his take on Brexit and class politics in England, Zionism, the labor movement, and more. He also previews his article “Class Politics, Socialist Policies, Capitalist Constraints” from the forthcoming issue of The Socialist […]
On today’s episode, Allen catches up with friend of the show Leo Panitch to discuss “A World Turned Upside Down?”, the 2019 edition of the Socialist Register. The volume presents a series of essays about global capitalism, neoliberalism, and the rise of authoritarian politics in the 21st century. Leo Panitch is a distinguished professor of political […]
In what direction should the left move in the 21st century? That’s the central question of Leo Panitch’s new book, The Socialist Challenge Today. On today’s episode, Esty interviews Panitch about his perspectives on how the socialist movement can (and needs to) transcend the past and move into the future. Over the course of the […]
Esty Dinur speaks with Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University and the co-editor of the Socialist Register. The 2018 edition of the annually-produced journal is Rethinking Democracy, which presents a series of essays re-examining liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism.
What’s the history of global capitalism, and how has the United States shaped global economic policy? What caused the financial crisis, and how was it able to send shockwaves throughout the world? And what should we make of trade agreements, particularly with recent statements made by Donald Trump? Our guest is Leo Panitch, a distinguished […]