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.

https://www.patreon.com/theregrettablecentury

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h7m. Bisher sind 158 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 17 hours 53 minutes

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episode 3: The Dialectics of Wood Law: Marxism and Natural Law with Steven


Steven from Supreme Leap Forward is back and this time he's bringing his thoughts on natural law. For this weeks episode we read from Olu?fe?mi Ta?i?wo?'s Legal Naturalism and an article by Anna Lukina to prepare for this discussion. 

Olu?fe?mi Ta?i?wo?. 2015. Legal Naturalism : A Marxist Theory of Law. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

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Patreon Preview: Laboratory of Socialist Development


Happy New Year and welcome to a new series where Chris talks about books he read in grad school. This week we are reading and discussing Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan by Artemy Kalinovsky. 

Kalinovsky, Artemy M. 2018. Laboratory of Socialist Development : Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press...


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episode 2: The Boys Win the Culture War- With Matthew from A Fine Old Conflict


We got together with our old friend and comrade from the Trot sect days to talk about why it is that the nominally socialist left is so obsessed with liberal culture war discourse.

Music:  Embrace- Money

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episode 1: Liquid Fear (Part II)- Unimaginable Horrors and the Terrors of the Global


Happy December, I just finished my semester and finally got around to mastering this episode that we recorded a couple months ago.  We are revisiting this masterwork of left sociology by heavyweight Polish intellectual and dissident Marxist, Zygmunt Bauman who is a harsh critic of late capitalist modernity...


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 2022-12-19  1h37m
 
 

Patreon Preview: Neither Vertical nor Horizontal (Part III)


We are back with part three of our discussion of Rodrigo Nunes' new book on Verso. This week we talk about chapters three and four.

Head over to our Patreon and join for $2 a month to hear the whole episode and join the Discord to take part in the discussions.

Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)

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 2022-11-30  6m
 
 

episode 22: Four Regrettable Years


We just turned four!

Looks like we have successfully fooled you into listening to us for another year. In honor of exiting the anal stage and entering our phallic stage of childhood psychosexual development as a podcast, we decided to do an episode about it.

Please enjoy the very last episode of year three. Year five will be worse for humanity and likely better for our podcast...


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 2022-11-22  1h19m
 
 

episode 21: Meming Prometheus and the Continuing Tragedy of the Worker (II of II)


This week we continued our discussion of The Tragedy of the Worker by the Salvage Collective and discussed the implications of looming climate collapse. Once again we ask: what kind of world do you want to build in the post-apocalyptic wasteland?

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3727-the-tragedy-of-the-worker

Music: Bad Religion- Modern Man

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 2022-11-06  1h17m
 
 

episode 20: The Labor Theory of Apocalypse (I of II)


This week we read The Tragedy of the Worker by the Salvage Collective and discussed the implications of looming climate collapse. Once again we ask: what kind of world do you want to build in the post-apocalyptic wasteland?

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3727-the-tragedy-of-the-worker

Music: The Broadways- We'll Have a Party

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 2022-11-01  1h15m
 
 

episode 19: The Dialectics of Madness- With Adam from Subjective Conditions


The Lost Horizons gang is back together. 

We welcome Comrade Adam back to the Lost Horizons network and discuss a couple of articles about Hegel, Foucault, and MADNESS.

The Good the Mad and the Ugly: Part I

The Good the Mad and the Ugly: Part II 

https://www.patreon.com/subjectiveconditions

Music: Madness- One Step Beyond

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 2022-10-14  1h21m
 
 

episode 18: Liquid Fear- (Part I): Fear of Evil, Dread of Death- Featuring the Return of Jason


This week we dive into a work of left sociology by heavyweight Polish intellectual and dissident Marxist, Zygmunt Bauman.

From the publisher's note:

"Modernity was supposed to be the period in human history when the fears that pervaded social life in the past could be left behind and human beings could at last take control of their lives and tame the uncontrolled forces of the social and natural worlds...


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 2022-10-03  1h59m