The Regrettable Century

The old forms of the left are moribund and the new forms are stupid. We're making a podcast that talks about 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've cultivated one and would like to share it with you.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h5m. Bisher sind 142 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 23 hours 51 minutes

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episode 14: Red Theology (Part II): Omnia Sunt Communia


Welcome to the second part of our reading series on Roland Boer's Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition. We are joined by our Comrades in Christ, Mir and Ben, for the second set of chapters dealing with the contradictory legacies of St, Paul, Martin Luther, and John Calvin. 

Boer, Roland. Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition. Studies in Critical Research on Religion . Haymarket Books, 2020...


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 2022-05-31  1h20m
 
 

Patreon Preview: Socialism With A Human Face -- The Prague Spring of 1968


Continuing what has become a series on Czechoslovak Socialism,  we discuss the attempt to reform the ČSSR in 1968.

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 2022-05-24  4m
 
 

episode 13: The Dharma of Emancipation: Marxism in Dialogue with Buddhism (With Adam from Subjective Conditions)


This week we are joined by Comrade Adam, a Lost Horizons alumnus of Red Library fame, to discuss what sort of dialogue can be had between Marxism and Buddhism. We decided to branch out, and cover a non-Christian faith in this continuation of our series on Marxism and religion. We hope to continue touching on other faiths and their interaction and overlap with the emancipatory project. 

Dharmic Marxism- A blog that posts about Marxism and Buddhism
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 2022-05-16  1h25m
 
 

episode 12: Red Theology (Part I): Christian Communism as Political Myth


Welcome to the first part of our reading series on Roland Boer's Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition. We are joined by our Comrades in Christ, Mir and Ben for the first two chapters, which mostly deal with Karl Kautsky's writings about early Christianity and how it informs the communist tradition.

Boer, Roland. Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition. Studies in Critical Research on Religion . Haymarket Books, 2020...


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 2022-05-02  51m
 
 

episode 12: No Royal Road- The Feudal Revolution Debate I of I (With C. Derick Varn)


In this episode, we discuss another Chris Wickham article about feudalism. This is a stand-alone episode, but it is in spiritual continuity with our previous series discussing Chris Wickham's The Other Transition.   We will be back soon with another series on a similar topic.

Reuter, Timothy, and Chris Wickham. “The ‘Feudal Revolution.’” Past & Present, no. 155 (1997): 177–208. http://www.jstor.org/stable/651130.

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 2022-04-20  1h11m
 
 

Patreon Preview: Victorious February (Lessons From The Czechoslovak Revolution)


Continuing in the spirit of our discussions about the relationship between "Socialism From Below" and "Socialism From Above," we've decided to dive in a bit deeper into a topic we've referenced many times in passing...

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 2022-04-19  5m
 
 

episode 11: Marxism in Dialogue With Christianity


Once again, we continue our unending project of reuniting the cold and the warm streams of Marxism. This time we are joined by our comrade Ben to talk about the need for a dialogue between Marxism and Christianity. 

We once again ask what Christians can learn from the liberatory message of Marxism and what Marxists may be able to take away from the liberatory message of Christianity. 


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 2022-04-06  1h17m
 
 

Patreon Preview: The Left In Purgatory (I of III)


Wherein a group of us get together to read and discuss the latest issue of Jacobin magazine, its analysis of the current political situation, and what to do about it... and the extent to which it actually does those things.

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 2022-03-28  5m
 
 

episode 10: The One Where We Talk About Everything That Is Wrong


Here is about an hour's worth of bonus content recorded before our last episode of No Royal Road. We were just riffing about neoliberalism, left delusions, anti-imperialism, paleo-cons, liberals, conservatism, inflation, Volcker Shock, internet tankies, and a bunch of other things we thought might be worth recording. So, we hit record.

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 2022-03-21  1h22m
 
 

episode 9: Neither "Neither Washington nor Moscow" nor Washington nor Moscow


The American left's response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is as depressing as its prospects.  We at the Regrettable Century are against invasions and World War 3 and think you should be too. We talk about what orientation if any,  it would be useful for Marxists to take in response to the unfolding tragedy in Eastern Europe.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/03/russia-ukraine-invasion-twitter/624168/

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 2022-03-07  55m