The Regrettable Century

The old forms of the left are moribund and the new forms are stupid. We're making a podcast that discusses the need to organize a dialectical pessimism and develop a Marxist salvage project capable of putting up a good fight as the world burns around us. A clean, honest, and unsentimental melancholy is required; we are cultivating one and would like to share it with you.

https://www.patreon.com/theregrettablecentury

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h4m. Bisher sind 222 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

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episode 10: On Liberal Socialism: Results and Prospects


This week Jason and Kevin discuss the Liberal socialism: what it is, where it comes from,  its impact on the development of the left, its prospects, and its limitations.

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https://www.liberalcurrents.com/what-is-liberal-socialism/ 

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Patreon Preview -- The Question of Nationalities and Social Democracy by Otto Bauer: Regrettable Book Club (Episode I)


We are back at it again covering Otto Bauer's unique Marxist take on the national question.
This week we began to cover Chapter I.

A link to the PDF:
https://libcom.org/article/question-nationalities-and-social-democracy-otto-bauer




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Patreon Preview -- Boundless and Bottomless Seas: Dugin's 4th Political Theory (Part IV)


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episode 9: Ideology, Fetishism, Apophaticism: Marxist Criticism and Christianity with Daniel Saunders


The Marxist/Christian dialogue continues!
This week Jason and Ben sat down with Daniel Saunders to discuss an article he wrote called Ideology, Fetishism, Apophaticism: Marxist Criticism and Christianity.

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