Fresh audio product: rising seas meet small islands; libertarian enclaves

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): May 25, 2023 Tina Gerhardt, author of Sea Change, on the effects of rising oceans on small island nations • Quinn Slobodian, author of Crack-Up Capitalism, on libertarian enclaves insulated from democracy

Fresh audio product: Trump & the fascist creep, urban governance via nonprofits

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): May 18, 2023 Jeff Sharlet talks about his new book, The Undertow, essays on the increasingly violent and authoritarian politics on the right unleashed by Trump • Claire Dunning, author of Nonprofit Neighborhoods, on urban governance by philanthropists

McCarthyism: a primer

Here is the lightly edited text of a talk I gave to New York City DSA’s Night School, May 9, 2023. I restored a few passages I cut for length and added a few minor bits. There’s a video version of the full event here, which also includes Chip Gibbons’s presentation on J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. I’m not much to look at but Chip is well worth hearing. For a note on sources, see the bottom of the page. The graphics were shown as slides during the presentation by way… Read More

Fresh audio product: unionizing content moderators, what’s behind Atlanta’s Cop City

Just added to my radio archive (click on date for link): May 11, 2023 Michaela Chen of Foxglove on efforts to unionize the exploited workers who moderate content on social media • Micah Herskind, author of this article, on the political economy of Atlanta that’s behind Cop City