Hannah Arendt on Zur Person

October 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hannah Arendt interviewed on Zur Person, with English subtitles. The program was recorded not long after the publication of Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Joseph Stiglitz: Creating a Learning Society

September 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

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David Harvey and Gar Alperovitz on Cooperation and Capitalism

September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

David Harvey and Gar Alperovitz dig into the failure of capitalism, the hope presented by worker co-ops, and what activists fighting for a just economy must do to get there.

The Best of Tony Judt

September 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

The following is a sample of the best videos featuring Tony Judt on Youtube, and a small selection of noteworthy articles.

Disturbing the Peace: Intellectuals and Universities in an Illiberal Age

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Janine Wedel: Shadow Elites

September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Janine R. Wedel writes about power, influence, and governing through the unique lens of a social anthropologist. A professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University and senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, Wedel is the first anthropologist to win the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

Her book Shadow Elite: How the World’s New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market (Basic Books 2009) was named Book of the Month by The Huffington Post in January 2010.

The Best of Eric Hobsbawm

September 3, 2014 § Leave a comment

The following films are the best of Eric Hobsbawm on Youtube. Hobsbawn is one of the greatest British historians of te 20th Century, his Age of Revolution, from the ‘Age of’ series, is listed as one of the 100 Best History Books of All Time.

Hobsbawm on 9-11, Marxism, Brazil, and Neoliberalism

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Ngugi Wa Thiong’o on HARDtalk

July 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

HARDtalk speaks to one of Africa’s greatest living writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Tipped to win the Nobel prize for literature, he decided years ago not to write novels in English but in Gikuyu, his mother tongue. His work includes extraordinary memoirs of colonial times and the Mau Mau uprising in his native Kenya. How far have today’s young Africans forgotten the sacrifices that brought about independence? And has that independence itself been a disappointment?

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