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: /178/ Reading Club: Societies of Control

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sbyri-fbfb1f We discuss Gilles Deleuze's short essay, Postscript on the Societies of Control and ask whether his understanding, according to which society has changed from one where discipline is exercised in institutions to one where control is implemented across society,…

Excerpt: /175/ Psychoanalysis Against Adaptation ft. Benjamin Fong

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vim9p-fa160f On the relevance of psychoanalysis. In a continuation of our talk with Benjamin Fong, editor of Damage Magazine, we discuss the relevance of psychoanalysis today. What happened to the marriage of Marx and Freud – and what does the…

/174/ Social Ungluing ft. Benjamin Fong

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3cdwd-f96658 On American breakdown. Editor of Damage Magazine, Benjamin Fong, joins us to talk about the lack of shared narratives in contemporary America. We discuss QAnon and conspiracy theories, Biden's authoritarian liberalism, and "pro-worker" conservatives.  We also interrogate the use…

Excerpt: /171/ Fukuyama & the End of History ft. Daniel Bessner

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-e9k3e-f7f3f2 This episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast If liberal democracy has been dethroned, what next?   Francis Fukuyama famously declared the "end of history" in 1989. Has he been misunderstood? Should we understand the declaration in…

/167/ The Kingdom of God Is on Main Street ft. Todd McGowan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9zuq3-f565c2 On freedom, authority and responsibility. Theorist Todd McGowan joins us to talk about the End of History, what Hegel can teach us about emancipation, and why Slavoj Zizek’s reinterpretation of Hegel is so important. If contradiction is the basis…