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I sincerely hope that it’s uncontroversial to say that the struggle at the centre of the Cold War was… political. [sirens go off] As somebody who lives in the relative safety of the West, it is often taken for granted that political arguments can be rather benign with some even seeing the political game as

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A Long time ago, America was a nation of vast opportunity and promise, and she still is. Because America is still alive. Behind the Rockies, free cities of America endure. The blooming deserts of Utah to the cold Pacific Northwest. The men that built the West opposed the tyrants from the East and the dream

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When China ended its civil war in 1949 and became the Communist People’s Republic of China, it sent shockwaves around the world. It was one of many events that year which contributed to the second Red Scare in America. The Chinese Civil War was a conflict brewing since the fall of the Chinese monarchy in

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Today on The Laura Flanders Show, writer and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha discusses poetry, capitalism, and the difference between disability rights and disability justice. All that and a few words from me on roads less traveled. Welcome to the program. Hi, I’m Laura Flanders. Safety. Every law enforcement officer and every politician will tell you

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This question came to us from Nicholas Anderson who submitted it to the AskProfWolff page of the website rdwolff with two Fs dot com. The question asks: can we have, is there a Marxist analysis of the American Civil War? Well the simple answer is, yes there is, but an even more intriguing answer is,

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Yanis Varoufakis: Imagine that I am an expert financial economist who has predicted every single ____ upswing and downswing of the New York Stock Exchange. Open a bracket here: This is a fictional person… Ana Serano: Yeah. [laughter] YV: Like a unicorn. No economist has ever predicted any economic phenomenon ever. Ever. The 2008 crisis,

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Prof: Okay, we’re going to pick up where we left off with talking about Marx last time. I was just talking to some of the teaching fellows about how the sections went, and it seemed like there was some confusion or lack of, what’s the word, lack of comfort with this concept of exploitation in

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