Thursday, 8 January 2009
That Old Time Religion: Socialism 101
Capitalism Hits the Fan: A Marxian View from UVC-TV 19 on Vimeo.
I love this - it's 40 minutes long but worth the time. Rick Wolff , heir of Baran and Sweeny, explains the origins of the crisis and makes the case for bottom up socialism in simple, clear, populist language in an authentically American idiom. He's like a character from a Jimmy Stewart movie or a Studs Terkel book.
Whereas most of his British would-be equivalents either sound like they're characters from the ladybird book of Leninism or have swallowed the dictionary at the Library of the Sorbonne.
It's on google and Youtube, but I found it at Rethinking Marxism.