The Regrettable Century

Neither Socialism From Above, Nor Below...but definitely Socialism

May 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 23
The Regrettable Century
Neither Socialism From Above, Nor Below...but definitely Socialism
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The Regrettable Century
Neither Socialism From Above, Nor Below...but definitely Socialism
May 27, 2019 Season 1 Episode 23
Chris, Kevin, and Jason
This week we discuss whether or not there really are only "Two Souls of Socialism" and if idea of "socialism from below" is a useful analytical framework or tool around which to organize our politics.
Show Notes

From Babeuf and Blanqui to Bakunin; from Karl Marx and Kautsky to Kropotkin, an ideological battle rages over the true nature of socialism! 

But why though?

This week we discuss whether or not there really are only "Two Souls of Socialism" and if idea of "socialism from below" is a useful analytical framework around which to organize our politics.


Hal Draper’s “Two Souls of Socialism”
https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1966/twosouls/ 

Marxism, Anarchism, & the Genealogy of “Socialism From Below”
https://uppingtheanti.org/journal/article/02-marxism-anarchism-the-genealogy-of-socialism-from-below

Building Socialism From Below- Ben Tarnoff
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/12/nicos-poulantzas-socialism-from-below-democratic-power

Socialism From Below: A Delusion?
-Mike McNair
https://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/1071/socialism-from-below-a-delusion/


Music: Back in the USSR by Crisis  





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