The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism

December 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism — its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it.

Melvyn Bragg’s Radical Lives

December 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Melvyn Bragg examines the lives, work and legacy of two men whose ideas have had tremendous consequences both in their own time and down the centuries: John Ball and Thomas Paine.

Now Is the Time: John Ball

Rights of Man: Thomas Paine

Conversations with History: Perry Anderson

November 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

On this episode, UC Berkeley’s Harry Kreisler talks with Perry Anderson Professor of History and Sociology at UCLA about his intellectual journey and the status of the left.

Neil Gaiman visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

November 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman visits Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The Best of Sheldon Wolin

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hedges & Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? 

Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, Professor of Politics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, who says democracy requires continuous opposition and vigilance by the citizenry.

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Syria’s War: Through the eyes of the people

November 14, 2014 § Leave a comment


Social Democracy and the Creation of Modern Europe

October 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sheri Berman, professor of political science, Barnard College; author, The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century (2006) and The Social Democratic Moment: Ideas and Politics in the Making of Interwar Europe (1998); “Social Democracy and the Creation of Modern Europe”


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