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Red Library: A Political Education Podcast for Today's Left

Mar 30, 2020

The Red Troika (Alex, Don, and Adam) engage in a critical exploration of YouTube food reviews using Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle. We get a little experimental on this one in trying to apply our icy-cold muthafuckin' takes and liquid hot magma theoretical orientation to the likes of Joey's World Tour...

Mar 22, 2020

Part of Red Library's Real Late Night Philosophy Hourz Series

Comrade Commissar Alex and I work through a most intriguing and challenging work of philosophical and Lacanian psychoanalysis by Alenka Zupancic called What IS Sex?

 For part 1, we talk about the psychoanalytic view on the relationship between sex and gender,...

Mar 17, 2020

For our third and final episode on Ernest Mandel's An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory, NEOCAPITALISM ARRIVES FROM THE FUTURE.
We talk about Mandel's conception of neocapitalism post-WWII, the New Deal, arms manufacturing and social security programs and anti-crisis measures for capitalism, the Cold War, and...

Mar 8, 2020

Comrade David joins us to complete his Holy Trinity of appearances on Red Library to discuss The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato. This is the first of a two-part series on the state within capitalist modes of production with part 2 coming soon on Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin's The Making of Global Capitalism:...

Mar 1, 2020

Theory Team 6 (CC Don, CC Alex, and Comrade Adam) watched two films by Kathryn Bigelow that we describe as propaganda for the American Soul: Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. This turns into a general commentary on Bigelow's whole filmography as it relates to U.S. capitalist/imperialist propaganda in general.