This week on UNFTR we have the first in the series on socialism. After our “ISMs” refresher last week, we dip our toes into the communal water and begin the process of unpacking an economic and ideological philosophy that inspires rage on the right, hope on the left and (mostly) fear in the middle. The episode starts off with listener feedback from a call we put out on social media and YouTube. We asked listeners to explain socialism in a couple of sentences and the responses were amazing. The episode continues with examples of how socialism is portrayed in the mainstream media, some basic misconceptions and UNFTR style level-setting on key terms and definitions.
Chapter One: Audience feedback and answers. 00:05:58
Chapter Two: The Importance of Being Bernie. 00:15:00
Chapter Three: A brief overview of crucial concepts. 00:25:08
Post Show Musings: 00:34:56
Joseph A. Schumpeter: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
John M. Thompson: Revolutionary Russia, 1917
Bernard Harcourt: Critique and Praxis
Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx: Das Kapital
Michael Harrington: Socialism: Past and Future
Victor Serge + Natalia Ivanovna Sedova: Life and Death of Leon Trotsky
Anne Sebba: Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy
Bernie Sanders: It’s Ok to Be Angry about Capitalism
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