Against the Grain – October 3, 2016

Against the Grain

A radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism.

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Art About Debt

Against the Grain

Cassie Thornton’s art investigates the nature of debt and the impact of economic regimes on individuals and society. In one project, Thornton hired someone to have breakdowns on her art school campus. Another project involved touching surfaces in bank lobbies and offices and using the dirt collected to create rubbings on paper. The Feminist Economics … Continued

Spinoza on Fortitude

Against the Grain

Radical political projects suffer when people burn out, get distracted, or otherwise drift away. What can help socialists and other leftists stay on course and even deepen their commitment over the long term? Ted Stolze finds in the writings of the philosopher Baruch Spinoza conceptual resources that he thinks can help radicals persevere. Rethinking Marxism

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