Many leftists have been looking back longingly to the days of the "state-led" development strategy of Import Substitution Industrialization in the global South, which had its heyday in the 1950s and 60s. But according to Marxist sociologist Vivek Chibber, ISI’s legacy of economic development was flawed on its own terms and hazardous for labor and … Continued
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.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda talks about her tumultuous life and times, as well as her views on the US occupation of Iraq, with Sasha Lilley.
What happens to the waste we produce after we put it out on the curb? Heather Rogers, author of Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage talks to Sasha Lilley about the political economy of trash.
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.
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.