We're out of time.
Unless we can topple capitalism and build a socialist world in the next twelve years, humanity is doomed. To cope, we've decided to record ourselves talking about the left, the right, history, politics, theory, and other things we think are relevant to our late-capitalist epoch.
A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we've cultivated one and would like to share it with you.
United States
22 episodes
since Oct. 23, 2018


We are currently witnessing what appears to be the death of the micro sect form of political organization, a bastard form of the Leninist party that has all but dominated the minuscule and embattled American radical left for the past half century. The political landscape has changed in a way that has rendered these groups obsolete, removing the sectarian left's monopoly on socialist politics in the US, but what will replace it?Dare we be hopeful for a bright new era?LOLThe New Communist Movement: An Obituaryhttps://www.marxists.org/history/erol/ncm-7/mrl-obit.htm?fbclid=IwAR21HRylPBOW_OuyET7G4gIdgQnTHI_Qfy430OQnF9f_vScuQG3zIunN_q4Hal Draper’s the Anatomy of the Microsecthttps://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1973/xx/microsect.htmHal Draper’s the Alternative to the Microsect https://www.marxists.org/archive/draper/1971/alt/alt.htmlWarning about microsect organizing from David McNally in 2009http://davidmcnally.org/p=1077&fbclid=IwAR1giyezHhZfnQPDzKvu2YvJoBp31_JWtnSXDBqypJ_saOd8GIlZeih7mt0Socialism In One Organizationhttps://failedharvest.com/blog/socialism1orgJohn Riddell on the SWP (two parts)Part Onehttps://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/the-u-s-swp-attempts-an-outward-turn-1977-83/ Part Twohttps://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/causes-of-a-socialist-collapse-the-u-s-swp-1976-83/ The Sect Systemhttps://libcom.org/library/sect-systemSong: Bill Bailey (The Ultimate Sectarian) Joe Glazer and Bill FriedmanSupport the show
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