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 […]
Continuing his ongoing discussion of global politics, Allen is joined today by Max Elbaum to talk about his recent co-authored piece, “Trumpism’s Global Strategy.” Over the course of the hour, they touch on U.S. empire, the neoliberal global order, the situation in Venezuela and Latin America, the left’s response to Trump, and the importance of rebuilding […]
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 […]
A little over a year since his election, and Donald Trump’s approval rating continues to hover between 34% and 38%. The November local and state elections saw a wave of Democratic victories, many coming from candidates representing the very minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ or transgender communities that the President disparages daily on Twitter. Even self-declared socialists […]
Try recommending a “good book about socialism” to some of your less political friends, and you’ll likely see their eyes glaze over. Everyone knows that socialist tomes are dry, pedantic and ultimately, a humorless chore to get through. Danny Katch never got the memo. Katch has made a career as both an activist and a […]
How is the Black Lives Matter relevant to socialism today? Allen Ruff talks with historian William P. Jones to discuss his Jacobin Magazine article reappraising Eugene V. Debs on the struggle for black equality.