Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 7, interviewed by Chris Hedges

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TheRealNews on Nov 6, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions.

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HEDGES: And this was Lenin’s genius, in that as a revolutionary, he understood that.

WOLIN: Yes, he did. Yes, he did. And it is at the same time the tragedy of Marx, because he both understood the Lenin point of view, but he also understood the point of view of more participatory kind of institutions. And I think he never managed to overcome that, because he thought that revolution required mass movements, mass organization, and that once you got there, you didn’t know what to do with it after the revolution, except sustain it in certain institutions, and that the problems of participation and the kind of experience Marx wanted people to get in running government and running economic institutions was becoming increasingly more difficult.

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from the archives:

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 1, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Parts 2-3, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 4, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 5, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 6, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 8, interviewed by Chris Hedges

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The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges

The Looming Collapse of the American Empire by Chris Hedges

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  7. What a pleasure and respite it is to hear such inclusive and coherent engagement with the great political issues without ostentatious fanfare or fear of intimidation.

    Especially at this time, when we are at such risk of being subsumed by internet sophistry & a surfeit of faux or facile intellectualism..

    So, what a great conversation ~ high intellect, peerless integrity, genuine candour.

    Thanks to you Lo, to Real News, to one and all…& kudos to “reverend” Chris (as that is his choice) but much respect to Professor Wolin.

    • Thanks David. So glad you enjoyed this conversation with Prof. Wolin, too. It is voices like his that need to be heard by many. I also thank the Real News and Rev. Hedges for doing these interviews.

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