02.16.2017
  • United States

The Way Forward

As huge crowds continue to take to the streets against Trump, the Democrats are paralyzed. The Left can grab the momentum.

Crowds at the anti-inauguration protests in Washington, DC, on January 20. ResistFromDay1 / Flickr

The first episode of Jacobin Radio with Suzi Weissman is here.

It features a wide-ranging interview with Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin founding editor, and Robert Brenner, director of the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at UCLA, author of numerous books including The Economics of Global Turbulence, and coeditor with Vivek Chibber of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy, forthcoming from Jacobin. The conversation covers prospects for resistance with a rising anti-Trump sentiment but a weakened labor movement, the Democrats’ refusal to learn any lessons from November’s election and their near-paralyzed state since then, and the widespread support across the United States for a social-democratic agenda that the Left can capitalize on.

You can listen to the episode here.

Suzi Weissman is a professor of politics at Saint Mary’s College of California, author most recently of Victor Serge: A Political Biography, and a longtime radio host. Her show — produced by Alan Minsky — is one of three we are hosting at Jacobin Radio. Daniel Denvir’s the Dig and Micah Uetricht and RL Stephens’s Stockton to Malone are also up on our feed, along with other conversations with Jacobin contributors. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Blubrry.