The Time of Monsters

I talked with Eric Draitser at Counterpunch Radio this week about the suspended moment we find ourselves in at the end of this long year. As the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci wrote about another period, "The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters."


"This week Eric welcomes to the show professor of political science and author Joe Lowndes to discuss this moment of transition in the US, the outlook for the left and right, and much more. Joe gives his analysis of the incoming Biden administration and the prospects for resuscitating the neoliberal consensus in the midst of pandemic. The conversation also explores the city of Portland and the political context necessary for understanding how it became a flashpoint in the fight against fascism and Trump. Lots of ground covered in this week's Counterpunch Radio."

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