How should the left understand the experiment that was the Soviet Union? Moshe Lewin, author of The Soviet Century, talks with host Sasha Lilley about the rise and fall of the USSR.
Against the Grain
12:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Wednesdays
In-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
Chris Rhomberg talks with host Sasha Lilley about the forgotten history of Oakland: the rise of the Klan in the 1920s, the Oakland general strike of 1946, and the explosion of the Black Panthers in the 1960s.
A discussion of globalization and imperialism with Neil Smith, author of The Endgame of Globalization, and guest host Sasha Lilley.
Media critic and syndicated columnist Norman Solomon talks about his latest book War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
Skin color gradations play a big factor in how racial hierarchies are constructed. Tanya Hernandez talks about colorism claims in US courts as well as racial ideologies and realities in Latin American countries like Brazil. Evelyn Nakano Glenn discusses the widespread use of skin whitening products.
An in-depth look at the politics of capital punishment with Lance Lindsey, executive director of Death Penalty Focus, and Phil Gasper, member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.