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Sweater Weather

Apr 14, 2021

This episode we’re visited by Radhika Desai, professor of political science at the University of Manitoba. She is the author and editor of several works on political economy, including Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire (Pluto Press, 2013) as well as Revolutions: A Twenty-First Century Perspective, which was a special issue of Third World Quarterly in 2020, co-edited with her colleague Henry Heller.

How have neoliberal economies fared during the Coronavirus crisis, compared to planned economies? How does capitalism structure the geopolitics between states? What is the role of the US dollar? And we discuss the relationship of intellectuals to left politics in reference to an early work of Prof. Desai's, Intellectuals and Socialism (1994).

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This is episode 12 of Sweater Weather.

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