May 1, 2020
In this episode we talk to Asad Haider. Haider is the author of Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump (Verso, 2018), and a founding editor of Viewpoint Magazine.
We talk to Asad about his analysis of the Marxist idea of universal emancipation and how he addresses the debate of a race first or class first orientation. We also talk about the strategy of socialists attaining power electorally within a capitalist system, and how socialists should think about the state.
We discuss other forms of socialist organizing, strategies for building political power, and the shifting landscape of labor politics and capitalist economics in the COVID-19 pandemic.