Excerpt: /179/ The Hobbyist Left ft. David Swift

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8qcdt-fc4aa3 How to address the political problems of leftwing parties today?   Liverpudlian historian David Swift argues that the problem is hobbyism - people for whom politics constitutes their identity rather than expressing their interest in social and political change.…

Excerpt: /170/ Reading Club: Streeck’s Critical Encounters

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7nxqh-f7a502 This is a sample. Reading Clubs are for patrons $10+. Sign up now at patreon.com/bungacast  This month we discuss a book by leading German sociologist and public intellectual, Wolfgang Streeck. Critical Encounters is a compilation of book reviews, discussing…

Excerpt: /152/ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weimar ft. David Broder

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-89rg4-ee5393 Full episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast On why anti-fascism is a problem.    The Trump presidency and the current protests in the US have led many to argue this is just like the 1930s. The implication is…