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The old forms of the left are moribund and the new forms are stupid. We're making a podcast that talks about the need to organize a dialectical pessimism and develop a Marxist salvage project capable of putting up a good fight as the world burns around us. A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we've cultivated one and would like to share it with you.
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We read Richard Seymour's Article from Salvage Quarterly about Disaster Nationalism and talked about it. Tune in to hear about  the Chad Nationalism’ of ‘sexy’, ‘dangerous’, gym-hitting boys, zaddy fascism, and listen while we parse rightisms and talk about how Trump and the GOP (still) aren't fascists. https://salvage.zone/articles/prepared-for-the-worst-disaster-nationalism/Click through to join our Patreon for $2 a month to hear the rest of the discussion. Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
We are dumb babies who don't understand Hegel. Sam, who recently joined our network as a part of the Red Library's The Red Desert series is not. He sat down with us and helped us understand some key Hegelian concepts that he posits need to be understood in order to continue the radicalization of Marxism. Mladan Dolar on The Phenomenology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6sG1nw0m_w Lecture on the Zizek chapter below. https://youtu.be/gk0A12NYKS8 1. The Hegel Variations by Frederic Jameson - The chapters "Idealism", "Oppositions" and "Spirit as Collectivity"2. Less Than Nothing by Slavoj Žižek - The chapter "Marx as a Reader of Hegel, Hegel as a Reader of Marx" 3. The Restlessness of the Negative by Jean-Luc Nancy - The chapter "Restlessness"4. Reason and Revolution by Herbert Marcuse - The chapters "Hegel's First system" and "Introduction: From Philosophy to Social Theory"https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/marcuse/works/reason/reason-and-revolution.pdf 5. Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution by Rebecca Comay - The Introduction "French Revolution, German Misère" 6. Gramsci's Hegelian Marxism by Paul Piccone 7. Hegel and Freud by Alenka Zupančič  8. The Dash by Rebecca Comay & Frank Ruda - The Introduction "Hegel to the Letter"In forwarded email.Music: Cursed- Hegel's Bastards The Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network Podcast:https://share.transistor.fm/s/c3bf81ddRed Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
Hey everyone, we turned two! You guys keep listening to us for some reason and we are happy about it. For our birthday party we sat down to talk about highlights, lowlights, and what we hope to do in the future. Please enjoy the very last episode of year two before we kick off what we hope will be an exciting and fruitful year three! Music: Modern Life is War- Night Shift at the Potato FactorySupport the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
We recorded an episode, about something else, but in the process we talked about the election for 45 minutes. Here it is! Keep in mind this episode was recorded as results were coming in on the day after the election. Music: Bad Religion- Fuck ArmageddonSupport the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
Head over to our Patreon and join for $2 a month to hear the whole episode and sign up on our Discord to take part in future Patron Roundtables. For our second Patron roundtable the crew had a well rounded discussion that included making fun of dumb conspiracies, talking about the myriad of actual conspiracies, and  finally what makes conspiratorial logic so appealing to the right and left alike . Join us on our Discord to plan out to plan out the next one, then remember to come join in the discussion. All patrons are welcome!   Materials used in discussion:Jameson, Fredric. The geopolitical aesthetic : cinema and space in the world system. Bloomington London: Indiana University Press BFI Pub, 1992. Print.https://www.d.umn.edu/~cstroupe/ideas/cognitivemap.htmlGood Conspiracy Documentary Serieshttps://www.fox.com/the-x-files/Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
Steven from The Supreme Leap Forward is back to talk about why the Supreme Court is a regressive, reactionary, and profoundly undemocratic institution that needs to be abolished. Waiting for SCOTUShttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/06/waiting-for-scotus?fbclid=IwAR1fZ-KItsd9Yfp9d5qGr-8Hr8QTZnkf6e1LCWCaaGIvXHW0JmMJfyULNJoAmy Coney Barrett Worked on Bush v. Gorehttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/09/amy-coney-barrett-bush-gore-election-trump?fbclid=IwAR1xku0mvqk2RbgGEm3enLD6O7hkrP_Gl4Mj8fA7rYf6lCkXthUvuWB506cThe Future of the Supreme Court in the Liberal Imaginationhttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/01/supreme-court-trump-kavanaugh-liberalism?fbclid=IwAR18XUaifhwGcQVU72w9znE581wzvzx4Gz6ExUI5-HHFDORi81sFmhOoKC0The Scandal of Democracy: Seven Theseshttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/10/supreme-court-senate-electoral-college-undemocratic?fbclid=IwAR1fZ-KItsd9Yfp9d5qGr-8Hr8QTZnkf6e1LCWCaaGIvXHW0JmMJfyULNJoSupport the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
This week we are joined once again by Adam and Don from Red Library. We continue our multi part series tackling the monster tome by Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity.McCarraher believes that capitalism displaced religion and disenchanted the world and that Capitalism then became a religion itself, replacing the sacramental enchantment of the pre-capitalist world with a pecuniary enchantment that he calls Mammonism.In our fourth installment we deal with the populists, socialists, and anarchists during the golden age of the American left. McCarraher, Eugene. The enchantments of Mammon : how capitalism became the religion of modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Print.MUSIC: SpacecatazThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
For all of our claims to be historical materialists, there is nothing that the left loves more than a great leader to guide us to victory. If we are to make history, but not in circumstances of our own choosing, what role do we actually have to play as individuals? What role does the extraordinary person play in making history?“History is made in such a way that the final result always arises from conflicts between many individual wills, of which each in turn has been made what it is by a host of particular conditions of life. Thus there are innumerable intersecting forces, an infinite series of parallelograms of forces which give rise to one resultant — the historical event.”Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (1840)http://history.furman.edu/benson/fywbio/carlyle_great_man.htmOn the Role of the Individual in Historyhttps://www.marxists.org/archive/plekhanov/1898/xx/individual.html Karl Marx and his conception of historyhttps://mronline.org/2018/05/11/karl-marx-and-his-conception-of-history/The individual and the Marxist view of historyhttps://www.marxist.com/the-individual-and-the-marxist-view-of-history.htmMusic- Armageddon Blues by Power Trip Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
No. Woke Capitalism Is Not Your Friendhttps://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/06/brands-corporate-publicity-racial-justiceWhere Are the Woke Capitalists Now?https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/01/where-are-all-woke-capitalists-nowWoke Capitalists Can Save Americahttps://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2020/04/05/how-the-woke-capitalists-can-save-america/#13af4c0671edThe Rise of Woke Capitalhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/opinion/corporate-america-activism.htmlWhy Corporations Can No Longer Avoid Politicshttps://time.com/5735415/woke-culture-political-companies/Woke America Is Pre-Revolutionary Russiahttps://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/woke-america-pre-revolutionary-russia/Until Black Women Are Free, None of Us Will Be Freehttps://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/until-black-women-are-free-none-of-us-will-be-freeThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78 Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
This week we have unlocked the second half of our discussion with Phd Candidate Chris Manno. We discussed the differences between objective, subjective, and instrumental reason and how philosophers have moved through these three in stages culminating in the mercenary use of instrumental reason for the justification of the status quo. Modern philosophy has focused on the latter forms of reason to the point of rejecting any objective understanding on the world, a situation that is tailor made for exploitation of people and the planet under capitalism.Horkheimer, Max. Eclipse of reason. Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2013. Print.Marcuse, Herbert. One-dimensional man : studies in the ideology of advanced industrial society. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991. Print.Music: The Flying Dutchman Overture- Richard WagnerThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78 Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
We read an article about recuperation and talked about the concept within the context of the contemporary social unrest that is currently gripping the United States. Does every movement for social change eventually get recuperated? Yes. Is it still worth engaging in social movements? Also yes. To hear the full episode, join our Patreon for $2 a month. Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
This week we are joined once again by Adam and Don from Red Library, we even had a brief appearance by Kevin.We continue our multi part series tackling the monster tome by Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity.McCarraher believes that capitalism displaced religion and disenchanted the world and that Capitalism then became a religion itself, replacing the sacramental enchantment of the pre-capitalist world with a pecuniary enchantment that he calls Mammonism.In our third installment we deal with the Robber Barons, corporate personhood, and the birth of American Imperialism. McCarraher, Eugene. The enchantments of Mammon : how capitalism became the religion of modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Print.MUSIC: Satyricon- Mother NorthThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
This week we are joined by Swedish podcaster, activist, social worker, and Christian communist, Mir Bal to talk about Christianity and Marxism. We continue with our unending project of reuniting the cold and the warm streams of Marxism, by talking about the draw of Christians to the liberatory message of Marxism and what Marxists may be able to take away for the liberatory message of radical Christianity.  Horn. Western European liberation theology : the first wave (1924-1959. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.Catholic Case for Communism-  Dean Detloffhttps://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/07/23/catholic-case-communismCatholicism and Marx an Introduction- Chase Padusniakhttps://www.patheos.com/blogs/jappersandjanglers/2017/06/catholicism-marx-introduction/Marxism and Liberation Theology- Michael Lowyhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1Va-4lh8qfXtv-YEDt2VuAGABdPEhBYs7/view?fbclid=IwAR2TMM9Q3FZQpWuyPBGGMvPBP0CgHmQ-LJqRvT8mIXtcEnVG5YLB8zgrqpoMUSIC: Pete Seeger- God Bless the GrassThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
This week we are joined once again by Adam from Red Library, but also by fellow Red Librarian Don, who was kind enough to edit the podcast.We continue our multi part series tackling the monster tome by Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity.McCarraher believes that capitalism displaced religion and disenchanted the world and that Capitalism then became a religion itself, replacing the sacramental enchantment of the pre-capitalist world with a pecuniary enchantment that he calls Mammonism. In our second installment we deal with with a real who's who list of Mammon worshiping malefactors as well as Puritan covenant theology, Mormonism, and slavery.McCarraher, Eugene. The enchantments of Mammon : how capitalism became the religion of modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Print.MUSIC: Satyricon- Mother NorthThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
We had philosophy Phd Candidate Chris Manno join us for a discussion on Marxism and Reason. We discussed the differences between objective, subjective, and instrumental reason and how philosophers have moved through these three in stages culminating in the mercenary use of instrumental reason for the justification of the status quo. Modern philosophy has focused on the latter forms of reason to the point of rejecting any objective understanding on the world, a situation that is tailor made for exploitation of people and the planet under capitalism. Horkheimer, Max. Eclipse of reason. Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2013. Print.Marcuse, Herbert. One-dimensional man : studies in the ideology of advanced industrial society. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991. Print.Music: Wolves In the Throne Room- Born From the Serpent's EyeThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network PodcastWell... Here we are still, after all.https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
This week we are joined by Adam from the Red Library podcast, who was nice enough to record and edit the episode for us. We start our multi part series tackling the monster tome by Eugene McCarraher, The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity. McCarraher believes, much like Max Weber, that capitalism displaced religion and disenchanted the world, but unlike Weber, he believes that Capitalism then became a religion itself. He argues that capitalism is full of religious thinking that grew up in the fields and factories of England, was transported to America by the Puritans, and perfected by evangelicals. We think this topic is right up our alley and have had a blast reading and talking about it. McCarraher, Eugene. The enchantments of Mammon : how capitalism became the religion of modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019. Print.The Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network Podcast Well... Here we are still, after all. https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
Lacanian psychoanalysis has left an indelible mark on the left, with prominent philosophers like Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou keeping a Marxist Lacanianism relevant... and we don't really know anything about it. As the only non Lacanian podcast on the Lost Horizons network, we had to look to our network comrade Neil to get a little bit of an understanding. Turin Theory of the Subject of the Schoolhttp://www.amp-nls.org/page/gb/60/the-turin-theory-of-the-subject-of-the-schoolMusic: ROME- We who fell in love with the seaThe Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network Podcast Well... Here we are still, after all. https://well.transistor.fm/Red Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
The End of Policing?

The End of Policing?

2020-06-2201:18:48

Last week, we read and discussed The End of Policing by Alex Vitale in order to get a better grasp on the history of the police, over-policing, the failure of technocratic reforms, and some of the ideas for the uses of funds after police defunding (be it partial or wholesale). Whether or not the revolt against the police will produce lasting systematic reform reform remains to be seen, but we have to admit that the conversation about how to fix the problem of policing has begun on favorable footing. Vitale, Alex S. The end of policing. London Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2017.The Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network Podcast:https://share.transistor.fm/s/c3bf81ddRed Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
While we were reading about Covid 19 in Salvage last week, an uprising against police brutality began in Minneapolis. We didn't (don't) know what to make of it yet, but it sure did take over a discussion that was supposed to be about pestilence and the left's role in troll vigilantism. Listen to our uninformed and incomplete takes from day one of the unrest. We have a much more complete and thought out take coming for you in a few days. We Are All Unclean- Salvage Editorial Collectivehttps://salvage.zone/articles/we-are-all-unclean-dispatch-two-from-a-changing-world/The Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network Podcast:https://share.transistor.fm/s/c3bf81ddRed Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
We are joined by veteran of the podcast wars, C. Derick Varn, for his third appearance on the show, to talk a little about historical Bonapartism and a little more about contemporary Bonapartism. We talked about the contemporary left's perceived need to seek out a Bonapartist savior and drift further and further from the utopian horizons we once sought. The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/Music: Cro Mags- Hard Times Pop the Left- With Douglas Lain and C. Derick Varnhttps://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/dietsoap/episodes/2019-11-25T07_11_58-08_00The Emancipation Networkhttp://emancipation.network/The Lost Horizons Networkhttps://losthorizonsnetwork.com/The Lost Horizons Network Podcast:https://share.transistor.fm/s/c3bf81ddRed Library Podcast:https://www.patreon.com/redlibrary/postsFrom78 Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/from78Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)
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Maskingunnar

Well, I see that the time honored tradition of finding the most pedantic nerd imaginable that can hold the banner high to embaress swedes throughout the world is still honoured.

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