/140/ Three Articles: Right-Populism

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In this latest Three Articles, we discuss the durability or otherwise of right-populism in the UK, US and Brazil.

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Excerpt: /130/ Three Articles: BLM

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On this latest Three Articles, we discuss the global Black Lives Matter protests. 
 
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/129/ The Right Is Weak ft. Corey Robin

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On the left case for freedom.  

We talk to Corey Robin about how the left has sacrificed the realm of freedom to the right. And why the Left’s weakness is also the Right’s. Plus, why is it clear that Trump is not a fascist? And insight into the BLM protests in NYC and responses to the pandemic. 

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/126/ Mr Bunga Goes to Washington (3) ft. Angela Nagle & Michael Tracey

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Why did Bernie Sanders fail?

In the third in an occasional series on the US presidential election and the Left, we talk to Angela Nagle and Michael Tracey about their analysis of Bernie Sanders’ campaign. We put to bed some bad arguments as to why Bernie didn’t win the nomination, and examine some better ones: was the campaign was too establishment-friendly? too “left”? too middle-class? too anti-nationalist?… or are structural factors to blame instead?

And we ponder the end of the union of Old and New Lefts, of cultural liberalism and socialism. And the most worrying of all: was Bernie just a blip?

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/123/ Mr Bunga Goes to Washington (2) ft. Nicholas Kiersey

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In the second in an occasional series of episodes on the US presidential election and the Left, we talk to Nicholas Kiersey, a volunteer with the Bernie Sanders campaign in Texas and host of the Fully Automated podcast. What were things like on the campaign trail, and what went wrong for Bernie? Will Biden go the distance, and are there more shenanigans in store?

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UNLOCKED /120/ Damaged Beyond Repair? ft. Anton Jäger

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On the end of Left Populism.
 
Friend of the podcast Anton Jäger joins us to discuss the fate of Left Populism, investigate the response of the Left to the ongoing Coronacrisis, and question whether we’re really witnessing the end of neoliberalism. We refer to his recent piece in Damage magazine, in the readings below.
 
Did Left populism ask the right questions but get the wrong answers? Are the next three years going to see the blossoming of the ‘Well, Actually’ Left? Or is the stage set for the triumph of covid corporatism?
 
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Excerpt: /120/ Damaged Beyond Repair ft. Anton Jäger

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On the end of Left Populism.
 
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Friend of the podcast Anton Jäger joins us to discuss the fate of Left Populism, investigate the response of the Left to the ongoing Coronacrisis, and question whether we’re really witnessing the end of neoliberalism. We refer to his recent piece in Damage magazine, in the readings below.
 
Did Left populism ask the right questions but get the wrong answers? Are the next three years going to see the blossoming of the ‘Well, Actually’ Left? Or is the stage set for the triumph of covid corporatism?
 
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/116/ Mr Bunga Goes to Washington

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In the first of an occasional series of episodes on the US presidential election and the Left, we talk to Nick Frayn, a volunteer with the Bernie Sanders campaign in New England. How have things gone on the campaign trail? What is next for the Democratic primaries delayed by the corona outbreak? Can Bernie regain ground in the primaries against Joe Biden? How will the corona crisis impact the Democratic primaries?

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Excerpt: /110/ Three Articles: De-democratising

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In this latest Three Articles, we discuss American democracy and those who pretend to save it or undermine it. 

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