Left Anchor

Philosophy, politics, and the left.

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4 days ago

Today we are bringing back John Ganz to talk about his book When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s, as well as the recent French elections. Enjoy!

Thursday Jul 04, 2024

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Sunday Jun 23, 2024

This time we are talking to returning guest Astra Taylor with her co-author Leah Hunt-Hendrix about their book Solidarity: The Past, Present, and Future of a World-Changing Idea.

Monday Jun 17, 2024

We’re continuing our discussion with David Austin Walsh regarding his book Taking America Back: The Conservative Movement and the Far Right. Check out the previous episode to hear about his attempted recruitment from the far right. Subscribe now to hear the whole thing!

Friday Jun 07, 2024

Historian David Austin Walsh, who just published a book called Taking America Back: The Conservative Movement and the Far Right, did some bad tweets. But this led to something interesting: a concerted recruitment attempt from the conservative movement, including personal outreach from Chris Rufo, Richard Hanania, James Taranto, and others. We discuss why the tweets were bad and the surrounding context in academia, the pitch from Rufo et al, and the book.
The conversation went long, so tune in next week for part II.

Monday May 27, 2024

This episode is a recording of Ryan talking with The New York Times's Jamelle Bouie about the recent spate of deranged Supreme Court decisions on The American Prospect's weekly livestream. Enjoy! 

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Today we have Michael from the 5-4 podcast to talk about the big New York Times report on how Garland dithered on the Trump prosecution, plus the Texas immigration controversy, and the upcoming Chevron doctrine case. Enjoy!

Thursday May 09, 2024

Today we are talking to Professor Brad Evans about his new book How Black Was My Valley: Poverty and Abandonment in a Post-Industrial Heartland. It's all about growing up poor in a Welsh coal mining city, what that was like, and what has subsequently happened to the region. Enjoy!

Sunday Apr 28, 2024

Today we are contrasting the brutal punishment meted out to college students and professors protesting Israel's actions in Gaza with the kid glove treatment handed out to Donald Trump by New York courts and the Supreme Court. Enjoy!

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

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