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[l] at 2/26/24 1:43pm
Matt and Sam welcome back John Ganz to discuss René Girard, the Stanford polymath whose theory has inspired a devoted following—including Peter Thiel, Girards former student.

[Category: Blog, Featured Item, Know Your Enemy, Podcast, Show on Homepage, conservatism, Rene Girard, theory, U.S. Politics]

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[l] at 2/20/24 8:14am
The defeat of hardline national-Catholic rule was welcomed with euphoria by the big-tent opposition. The outcome for the Polish left is more ambiguous.

[Category: Article, Featured Item, Show on Homepage, Abortion, abortion rights, austerity, Catholicism, eastern europe, Law and Justice, Law and Justice Party, Lewica Razem, nationalism, neoliberalism, Nowa Lewica, Poland]

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[l] at 2/13/24 8:14am
After months of political battle, Bernardo Arévalo has become the president of Guatemala. His winning campaign was built on attacking the corruption of the institutions that tried to keep him from office.

[Category: Article, Featured Item, Show on Homepage, Bernardo Arévalo, Central America, Corruption, democracy, elections, Guatemala, Guatemalan elections, Latin America, María Consuelo Porras, Semilla Movement]

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[l] at 2/8/24 8:14am
The British Labour Party’s hopes rest on the belief that a combination of green industrial policy and supply-side reform can cure British economic malaise. Is this a fairy tale?

[Category: Article, Show on Homepage, anti-austerity, austerity, Bidenomics, ceasefire, de-risking, England, Great Britain, inflation, Jamie Driscoll, Jeremy Corbyn, Keir Starmer, Labour Party]

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[l] at 2/2/24 10:17am
Bernstein used his status as a public figure both to popularize classical music and to support civil rights, the antiwar movement, and other political causes.

[Category: Online Articles, Show on Homepage, anti-Communism, FBI, Hollywood, Jewish culture, Jews, Leonard Bernstein, Red Scare, West Side Story]

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[l] at 1/31/24 8:28am
Matt and Sam explore how movement conservatives—and their think tanks—are preparing for a second Trump administration.

[Category: Blog, Know Your Enemy, Podcast, Show on Homepage, 2024 election, America First Policy Institute, conservatism, Donald Trump, GOP, Heritage Foundation, MAGA, Republican Party, Think tanks, Trump, U.S. Politics]

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[l] at 1/31/24 8:28am
Matt and Sam explore how movement conservatives—and their think tanks—are preparing for a second Trump administration.

[Category: Blog, Know Your Enemy, Podcast, Show on Homepage, 2024 election, America First Policy Institute, conservatism, Donald Trump, GOP, Heritage Foundation, MAGA, Republican Party, Think tanks, Trump, U.S. Politics]

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[l] at 1/24/24 3:08pm
An interview with Deepak Bhargava and Stephanie Luce.

[Category: Featured Item, Online Articles, Show on Homepage, ACORN, community organizing, electoral politics, leftist political strategy, Make The Road, Movement strategy, Occupy, occupy wall street, organizing, political organizations, social movements, Working Families Party]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:34am
There is no such thing as “the global left”—but we should still talk about it anyway. Introducing our Winter 2024 special section.

[Category: Article, Featured Item, Show on Homepage, democracy, International politics, international solidarity, political parties, social movements, the left]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:18am
Marvel Studios has managed to recruit fans into rooting not just for its superheroes, but for the company’s business plan.

[Category: Article, Avengers, Batman, Black Panther, Hollywood, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, movies, superheroes]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:18am
A roundtable discussion on the challenges that left-wing political formations face around the world.

[Category: Article, Africa, African politics, Brazil, class, class-based politics, Congo, democracy, Elections and Coalitions, global south, grassroots, Left parties, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Lula, Nigeria, party democracy, political parties, social movements, the left]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:18am
The Mexican president has built his durable popularity by combining traditionally left- and right-wing policies and positions.

[Category: Article, AMLO, Claudia Sheinbaum, democracy, drug cartels, indigenous politics, Latin America, Mexican politics, Mexico, Mexico City, nearshoring, pluralism, social movements, women's movement]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:18am
The Israeli left after October 7.

[Category: Article, Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza, Gaza War, Hamas, Israel, Israel protests, Israel-Palestine, Israeli left, Israeli occupation, Mansour Abbas, October 7, Palestine, right of return, Two-state solution]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:18am
The former Die Linke politicians new party embraces a model that has found purchase among sections of the left across the Global North: left-wing economics paired with a variety of political positions pulled from the right.

[Category: Article, Alternative for Germany, Angela Merkel, austerity, Die Linke, East Germany, European Parliament, European Union, Germany, Ludwig Erhard, Migrants, Olaf Scholz, ordoliberalism, refugee crisis, Sahra Wagenknecht, vaccines, welfare, woke, wokeness]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:17am
The risks of calling on politicians to push back against the court must be weighed against the present reality of a malign judicial dictatorship.

[Category: Article, Abraham Lincoln, affirmative action, Constitutional law, Constitutionalism, Courts, judicial overhaul, judicial reform, Judiciary, Supreme Court, the Constitution, US politics]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:16am
The African American perfectionists offered “faith” instead of “hope”—emphasizing the struggle to realize a vision of justice rather than passive assurance that it would prevail.

[Category: Article, abolitionism, African American studies, African Americans, black politics, civil rights, civil rights movement, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, reconstruction]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:16am
When we view federal authority as a bulwark for civil rights against local tyranny, we miss what the U.S. government has done to sustain white freedom both domestically and abroad.

[Category: Article, civil rights, Civil War, freedom, George Wallace, indigenous peoples, indigenous politics, Racism, settler colonialism, Trail of Tears, white nationalism]

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[l] at 1/22/24 8:16am
The squeamishness of today’s left has turned culture into the political terrain of the right.

[Category: Article, anti-racism, Barbara Fields, Barbara J. Fields, black lives matter, Cedric Johnson, DEI, diversity equity inclusion, identity politics, Susan Neiman, woke, woke capitalism, wokeness]

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[l] at 1/18/24 3:29pm
South Africa’s willingness to file a case with the International Court of Justice is a sign that the old tactics used to police discourse about genocide have lost much of their power.

[Category: Featured Item, Online Articles, Show on Homepage, colonialism, Decolonization, Gaza, Genocide, Holocaust, International Court of Justice, international law, Israel-Palestine, Palestine, South Africa, Third World, Third Worldism]

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[l] at 1/18/24 10:00am
Matt and Sam are joined by historian Kim Phillips-Fein to discuss historical scholarship on American conservatism. How has the study of the right changed since 2016? And how should the field orient itself to 2024?

[Category: Blog, Featured Item, Know Your Enemy, Podcast, Show on Homepage, Alan Brinkley, conservatism, Donald Trump, history, Kim Phillips-Fein, Rick Perlstein]

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[l] at 1/17/24 7:09am
In the 1990s, neoliberalism was a kind of utopian program. What remains after the crises of the twenty-first century?

[Category: Article, Featured Item, Show on Homepage, Bill Clinton, Brad DeLong, Clinton, J. Bradford DeLong, neoliberalism, Robert Rubin, Slouching Towards Utopia, Up from Neoliberalism]

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