Category Archives: Socialism

Podcast – March 4, 2019

Trump, Social Democracy, AOC and the Green New Deal. Democratic Perspective regulars Mike Cosentino, Klaus von Stutterheim and Gary LaMaster begin by discussing Michael Cohen’s testimony, the North Korea summit and the political horror show otherwise known as CPAC. The … Continue reading

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Erik Olin Wright Interview Revisited – Podcast January 28, 2019

One Of The Great Thinkers Of Our Time, RIP. Steve Williamson and Klaus von Stutterheim introduce a show with Erik Olin Wright that was broadcast more than five-and-a-half years ago. Wright, who recently died of cancer, was a professor of … Continue reading

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Is There a “New” New Left Emerging? — Podcast August 7, 2017

They’re Baaack! Why Socialism Is Again a Topic of Serious Discussion Among the Young. Host Steve Williamson and Bill Timberman, Democratic Perspective’s webmaster, discuss what appears to be a growing reluctance on the part of young people to accept at face value the … Continue reading

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The Sanders Campaign: Is It Really Over When It’s Over? — Podcast June 20, 2016

Bernie and Hillary: In Politics, as in Asymmetric Warfare, Declarations of Victory Can Sometimes Be Premature. Democratic Perspective looks at the passions driving the Sanders campaign, the threat of a permanent schism in the Democratic Party, and what effect — if any — committed Sanders supporters will have on … Continue reading

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Erik Olin Wright Interview — Podcast June 10, 2013

Erik Olin Wright: Why Real Utopias? Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino, Bill Timberman and Steve Williamson talk to University of Wisconsin Sociology Professor Erik Olin Wright about his 2010 book Envisioning Real Utopias. As Professor Wright sees it, political and economic systems should be judged … Continue reading

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Should We Tinker with Capitalism or Replace It With Something Else? — Podcast May 27, 2013

Erik Olin Wright: The Failure of Imagination Among Our Political and Economic Elites. Democratic Perspective’s Mike Cosentino and Steve Williamson discuss University of Wisconsin Sociology Professor Erik Olin Wright’s 2010 book Envisioning Real Utopias. Capitalism, which has been so successful in creating … Continue reading

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