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Episode 1147

Antidemocracy by design.

Mar 19 2020

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Yekaterina Oziashvili

The Constitution was a class project: Why liberal democracy is not for you.

Political scientist Yekaterina Oziashvili examines the true nature of the US Constitution and the liberal democracy it charted out - by protecting private property and elite control over politics and pushing liberties over positive obligations of the state - and explains what a socialist constitution would mean for society, its citizens and for radical democracy.

Yekaterina wrote the article The U.S. Constitution and the Myth of Liberal Democracy for Left Voice.



Jeff Dorchen

Thank you Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch, Austrian Jew and sphygmomanomaster.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen celebrates the life of Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch, personal physician to Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, inventor of the blood pressure meter, escaper of revolutionary decapitation, low level nobleman and hero to those afflicted with high blood pressure in these hyper-tense times.

Read the transcript here