Manufacturing Dissent Since 1996
New interviews throughout the week

People have a very strong sense that there's something more than just what we see. And unless you can appeal to that religious motivation that people have - to their 'ultimate concern' - you cannot mobilize enough people to change society, and to have the kind of social revolution that many people on the left want. You have to find the connection. What is the connection between your social justice movement, and peoples' religious impulse?

Historian Lilian Calles Barger explores the legacy of liberation theology - as a critique of Christianity under capitalism, a challenge to the conditions of inequality and oppression faced by poor and working class people, and as a resurgent movement with the power to propel social movements today and tomorrow.

Lilian is author of The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology from Oxford University Press.


Posted by Alexander Jerri

Here's what Chuck is reading this week to prepare for Saturday's show:

Gary Rivlin - Katrina: After the Flood

Matthieu Aikins - The Gangs of Karachi [subscription required] / Yemen's Hidden War

Kevan Harris - The Spectre of Global China by Ching Kwan Lee

Alyssa Katz - The Influence Machine

Rael Dawtry - Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters.

Aug 15 2015
Posted by Alexander Jerri

Chuck is on vacation in Michigan's poorest county and we're trying to switch podcast URLs. See you soon!

Aug 8 2015
Episode 860


Aug 1 2015
Episode 859


Jul 25 2015
Episode 858


Jul 18 2015
Episode 857


Jul 11 2015
Episode 856

Founder's Fee

Jul 4 2015
Episode 855

Work Tomorrow

Jun 27 2015