Letters and Politics

May Day and Trump’s 100 Days

On today’s show Mitch Jeserich speaks with Vijay Prashad Indian historian, journalist, and commentator, about his book The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution.  He is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College.


We talk about May Day and Trump’s 100 days with him.

Source Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vijayprashad.jpg


  • Mitch Powell

    One of the best assessments of society’s ills I’ve heard in a long time, along with viable solutions for fixing them.

  • John Doe

    Prashad is a fine, intelligent , philosopher and journalist. When Prashad talks about getting to know your neighbor, socialize, develop neighborhood projects(like a neighborhood food garden, women’s rights clubs, the sharing of necessities, neighborhood social events, medical care etc), the Russian Revolution is not the right paradigm. The Paris Commune of 1871 is a better model for forming districts or neighborhood social and utility organization. But you do need some things centralized like defense. When the French King’s Army came back to take Paris and commit many atrocities , the communards just said defend your own districts. The Paris Commune’s National Guard, their weaponry, the citizens if organized to defend the commune could have beaten the old regime’s take back of Paris

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