Recorded 19 June 2020
The Prolekult podcast is intended to provide a discussion format to consider Marxist theory in the light of the world historic crisis it today faces, problematising traditional or axiomatic readings of the crisis and interrogating the detail behind questions, rather than necessarily putting forward a set position. In this way, we hope the format can bring a useful critical component to our other work, allowing discussion of method and problems of analysis.
In the this episode, James, Luke and Ted Reese look at two articles considering our present crisis as the final capitalist breakdown: John Smith's "Why Coronavirus could Spark a Capitalist Supernova" and Mike Davis' "The Monster Enters". This kind of literature review will be a semi-regular episode format of the podcast in an attempt to build a broader dialogue between analyses of this moment as the final breakdown.