Aug 11, 2019
In this episode we talk to Dr. Jesse Benjamin, co-editor of Walter Rodney's recently published The Russian Revolution: A View From the Third World.
We talk to Dr. Benjamin about Walter Rodney's relationship with CLR James. Dr. Benjamin discusses what Tanzania was like for Rodney during the revolutionary period in which Rodney wrote the lectures that formed the book. And we discuss some of the narratives in the book including Rodney's view point on western subjectivism.
Dr. Benjamin also shares some of his own academic history and his attempts to work around what he refers to as the “Apartheid structures of knowledge in western thought.”
Finally Dr. Benjamin talks about the work of the Walter Rodney Foundation and potential future for more archival Rodney work to see proper publishing.