Dec 21, 2017
This week as a special cup of holiday anti-capitalist cheer
we’re joined by George Ciccariello-Maher. He’s a writer, professor,
organizer, and the author of Building The Commune: Radical
Democracy in Venezuela, Decolonizing Dialectics, and We Created
Chavez: A People’s History of Venezuelan Revolution, which has now
been translated into French, Arabic, and Spanish.
In this episode George recaps some of the moments in 2017 that
inspired him the most. We also talk about Decolonizing US
Dialectics, Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction, the place for electoral
politics in revolutionary spaces, the cultural work of building
revolution, the drawbacks of shaming people, Venezuela, and where
he thinks the left movements we've seen in recent years might go in
Finally we get the opportunity to ask George the question
leftists have been waiting for an answer to all year long. What
does George want for Christmas in 2017?