Michal Rozworski: Podcast: The return of the modernist left

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Podcast160118-Modernist-left.mp3   In the past few years, what has been loosely called the modernist left has seen some revival. Whether coming out of the ultimate failures of the Occupy movement, dissatisfaction with moralistic lifestyle politics or an attempt to analyze the current conundrum of moribound but hegemonic capitalism, some have returned to the idea of ...

Michal Rozworski: Podcast: The return of the modernist left

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Podcast160118-Modernist-left.mp3   In the past few years, what has been loosely called the modernist left has seen some revival. Whether coming out of the ultimate failures of the Occupy movement, dissatisfaction with moralistic lifestyle politics or an attempt to analyze the current conundrum of moribound but hegemonic capitalism, some have returned to the idea of ...

Song of the Watermelon: On Growth and Its Limits

George Monbiot offers a fascinating insight in the wake of last week’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro. While rightly deriding the declaration adopted by world leaders for containing little more than meaningless fluff, he notes an evolution in diplomatic language regarding the environment over the years from “sustainability” to ...