Fresh radio product

Just added to my radio archives: December 20, 2012 Sasha Lilley, editor of Catastrophism, on why basing politics on disaster scenarios isn’t such a good idea • Mark Ames, author of Going Postal and co-editor of NSFWCorp, on rampage shootings, the politics of gun control, and the reactionary worldview of the NRA As of this show, the hi-fi version is now encoded at 128kbps, rather than the 64kbps it was previously. This will improve sound quality. I did a little poll to see whether the larger file size and higher bandwidth demands would cause any problems, and the answers… Read More

Against catastrophism

This is the text of my introduction to a panel on catastrophism that (Catastrophism and the Crisis of the Left) that I MC’d at the Left Forum, March 19, 2011, at Pace University, New York. Events in Japan have gotten me thinking about crises in general. At first, I thought that it might promote the realization that finding clean, renewable forms of energy may the most urgent task facing us today. But then I thought back a bit to other energy-related crises. One of my beefs with the peak oilers, aside from… Read More