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Episode 1024

Death Blips

Oct 6
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Eleanor Penny

Nationalists without borders: Europe's far right discovers international solidarity.

Writer Eleanor Penny surveys the political landscape facing the British left - still dealing with the uncertain and looming realities of Brexit in March 2019, and the mounting threat of a global far-right coalescing around a shared reactionary vision of European identity, and building partnerships (and power) across borders.

Eleanor wrote the article Steve Bannon’s European Dream for In These Times.

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Aaron Timms

The liberal order is running out the clock on a world with little time left.

Writer Aaron Timms explains how 'blip thinking' blinds the liberal economic/political order from seeing the longterm failures of its own project - capitalism's swallowing of democracy across the globe, the resulting populist backlash, and the coming world-wide crisis of climate change - and a doubles down on a system with no real answers because it has no real questions.

Aaron wrote the article This Is Not A Blip for The Baffler.

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