What the hell is going on globally? In this (short) episode Dave (@withsobersenses) tries to think through the fracturing of the global order: the split in the G7, the end of QE by the US Federal Reserve and the ECB and the looming possibility of more US tariffs on Chinese imports. How do we understanding these phenomena? Why are they happening and what does it all mean?
This is our 50th Episode!
Civil China-hosted summit contrasts with G7 turmoil
Music by Wall of Voodoo
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In this episode of Living the Dream Jon (@jonpiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) talk about the weird as hell political environment of the Age of Trump. Was 2016 the worst year ever? Are we caught in the midst of a rising reactionary wave? And why do the failures of the liberal establishment feel to so many people to be failures of the Left? (And what is the Left? Are we the Left?) What’s with the amateur sociology about voting demographics that is everywhere now? Do we really have to choose between identity politics and Left economic populism? Where can we draw hope from and what about the historical experience of working class anti-racism? All this and more!
Articles/organisations we refer to include:
Behind the News with Doug Henwood
Hard Crackers From A Small New England Town As Told To Noel Ignatiev
The Weimar Analogy
KING: There’s a huge education level drop-off with the Trump cabinet picks
Tsiolkas – The Second Coming The Politics Of Rage Won’t Let Us Listen To One Another
Many in Milwaukee Neighborhood Didn’t Vote — and Don’t Regret It
It Was My Primal Scream
Revolutionary Hillbilly: An Interview With Hy Thurman of the Young Patriots Organization
Ghassan Hage – Recalling anti-racism
Knives out for Hanson staffer Ashby, accused of profiting off candidates
The great student swindle: how young people are being ripped off
Music by Sharon Jones and Dap-kings and Joe Pug
And watch this footage of this amazing meeting between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots.
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In this episode of Living The Dream Jon (@jonpiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) talk about the US Election and the phenomenon of Donald Trump. We aren’t interest so much is speculations about what is going on in the US but rather what the different ways Trump and Clinton are talked about in Australia tells us about what is going on in Australia.
Articles we refer to include:
Debating Deplorables: How the Left Can (and Cannot) Win Trump Voters
Sympathy for the Devil?
Theses on the New European Fascism
Time to hail Hillary Clinton – and face down the testosterone left
How the working class became white
Sweet ’16: Notes on the US Election
Music from Deadmoon and the Immortal Mice Men
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