You favorite Ultra-Left-Post-Posadist-Nihilist-Anarcho-Communist-Bordiga-Adjacent comedy and politics podcast. #UnrestIsBest

With Jamie Peck, Sean, AP Andy and a rotating cast of guests. Become a patron to enjoy bonus content, access to our Discord community and more at: www.patreon.com/theantifada

twitter: @the underscore antifada @jamie underscore elizabeth @spaceprole

Ep 154: Anti-Anti Populism w Anton Jaeger
play_circle_outlinepause_circle_outline
00:00:00
01:02:09

Sean, Jamie and Andy are joined by Anton Jaeger (@antonjagermm), Marxist researcher of populism, to discuss the history, present and future of populism whether in the left or right mold.

Several years ago it seemed as though left populism - exemplified by practitioners such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders - had a decent shot at upending the Washington Consensus on austerity, markets and foreign policy. With the failure and retreat of these candidates and others, what is left of this project? Why does right populism seem everywhere ascendant? What do these movements say about the economy and the political order? How can we understand the populist mode of politics in relation to the fight to abolish capital?

For bonus content, access to our Discord and first dibs at calling in for out streams (twitch.tv/theantifada) become a patron today at Patreon.com/theantifada

Works by Anton:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/01/populism-douglas-hofstadter-donald-trump-democracy

https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii128/articles/anton-jager-rebel-regions

https://www.newstatesman.com/international/2021/02/welfare-without-welfare-state-death-postwar-welfarist-consensus

https://jacobinmag.com/2019/11/we-bet-the-house-on-left-populism-and-lost

https://catalyst-journal.com/2020/03/making-sense-of-populism

https://nonsite.org/back-to-work-review-of-david-graebers-bullshit-jobs/

Intro: Cincinnati's University Singers -The Hand the Holds the Bread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqiAT6o7Kks

Outro: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Populism Yea Yea