Leo Panitch: I Think I’m a Marxist, Parts 1-4

Karl Marx by Robert Diedrichs, 1970. Courtesy WikiCommons

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Dandelion Salad

The Radical Ferment of Winnipeg’s Jewish Socialist Politics – Leo Panitch on RAI (1/4)

TheRealNews on Mar 5, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch talks about the political culture of his family, shaped in Winnipeg’s radical Jewish community before and after World War Two; Labor Zionists, Social Democrats and Communists debated and organized within the Jewish working class movement – with host Paul Jay.

Transcript

“I Think I’m a Marxist” – Leo Panitch on RAI (pt 2/4)

TheRealNews on Mar 8, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says as he became politically active, he concluded that neither the bureaucratic socialism in the Soviet Union or Canadian social-democracy would democratize the economy or the state – with host Paul Jay.

Transcript

The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn and Class Struggle in the UK Labour Party – RAI with Leo Panitch (3/4)

TheRealNews on Mar 12, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Panitch talks about how the Labour Party moved from being a Tony Blair party of class reconciliation and war, to a truly left mass party with more than 600,000 members that may take power.

Transcript

Is Another World Possible? – Leo Panitch on RAI (4/4)

TheRealNews on Mar 14, 2018

On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Leo Panitch says it’s a dilemma that the gradualism of European social-democracy and attempts at a more radical transformation have so far both failed; Panitch says a first step towards democratizing the economy is to make finance a public utility – with host Paul Jay.

Transcript

From the archives:

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger + How Economic Inequality Harms Societies (must see)

Chris Hedges: The Radical Transformation of Jackson, Mississippi

Caleb Maupin: The American Socialist Awakening + What is Leftism? Social-Democracy? Communism? Anarchism?

Saint Corbyn? by William Bowles

What Would Socialism Be Like? by Leela Yellesetty (must-read)

Chris Hedges and Leo Panitch: The Genesis of Global Imperialism and Capitalism

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