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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 207: Liberalism vs Socialism Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin w/ Professor Matt McManus

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 207: Liberalism vs Socialism Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin w/ Professor Matt McManus

Update: 2021-11-121
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Until recently, to most Americans, the spectrum of legitimate political discourse revolved around two ideological poles: liberalism and conservatism. Indeed, over the course of the fifty-year counterrevolution that began with the destruction of the radicalism of 68, liberal emerged as a slur on the political right. Even the Democratic Party - the institutional manifestation of the left flank of capital – seemed to shy away from the term ‘liberal’ as the notion that the United States was fundamentally a center right country came to be naturalized common sense amongst the beltway establishment. However, with the development of a vocal, albeit politically feeble, social democratic movement over the last five years, liberalism is facing challenges from the left. Indeed, today when someone utilizes the term “lib” in a derisive manner, it is very often from the perspective that liberalism represents a rightist ideology. At the same time, elements of the conservative movement - in particular those who advocate free market orthodoxy and bloviate endlessly about phantasmic threats to free speech - have sought to recast themselves as “classical liberals”. Yet, many Americans remain fundamentally ignorant of the complex historical relationship between liberalism and socialism. What is the relationship between these two ideological trends of the so-called left? How did these tendencies relate to one another historically? And are they mortal enemies or embittered kin?


 
About Matt McManus:
Matthew McManus is Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, where he teaches political science and theory. Before assuming this position McManus worked for the Committee for International Justice and Accountability. He completed his PhD in 2017.


 
You can find his book " What is Postmodern Conservatism" here:
https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/.../what-is-postmodern...


 
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 207: Liberalism vs Socialism Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin w/ Professor Matt McManus

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 207: Liberalism vs Socialism Mortal Enemies or Embittered Kin w/ Professor Matt McManus

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