Ep. 64: IDK Cancel Culture or Something ft. Ben Burgis

rip in peace sweet prince

  
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We’re back from a brief hiatus with Ben Burgis, Jacobin columinst and author of the forthcoming book Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique Of The Contemporary Left, we talk about how the fractured state of the American left that for a brief, glorious time had been more or less all pulling in the same direction during Bernie Sanders’s two presidential campaigns. Since Bernie’s endorsement of Biden, factionalism and infighting have once again resumed their rightful places as any leftist’s preferred pastime, so how does the US left and their international allies move forward in a productive way to actually go about doing what we all want: building social movements and working class power? There aren’t any easy answers to this question but we have a great conversation about it.

We also take a few minutes to pay tribute to friend of the show Prince Philip, tragically taken too soon, who is now in heaven doing the Wakanda salute with RBG, Philip Seymour Hoffman and others.


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