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Episode 1026


Oct 20 2018

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Brendan O'Connor

How the Proud Boys joined the Republican Party.

Writer Brendan O'Connor explains how the Proud Boys found their place at the feet of the Republican Party - offering violence in service of the right's political agenda, and acknowledging the ideological links between ruling class power and reactionary force that have always existed outside of the mainstream view, but are coalescing rapidly and openly as the current political system collapses.

Brendan wrote the article Boys to Men for The Baffler.



Malaika Jabali

Thoughts on economic anxiety, from a Black city abandoned by the Democratic Party.

Writer Malaika Jabali explores life and politics in Black Milwaukee - as deindustrialization, joblessness and mass incarceration gutted the city's black neighborhoods over generations, the Democratic establishment is finding little enthusiasm from the people trying their hardest to survive the party's capitalist agenda.

Malaika wrote the article The Color of Economic Anxiety for Current Affairs.