Category Archives: Interviews

Interviewed by Midwestern Marx on Žižek & the Global Theory Industry

It was a real pleasure to speak with Carlos Garrido at Midwestern Marx about “Why Slavoj Žižek is Capitalism’s Court Jester.” We discuss the global theory industry; the intellectual labor aristocracy; commodified commie cosplay; a reanimated concept of social chauvinism; the political economy of knowledge production, distribution, and reception; the compositional theory of ideology; the professional managerial class stratum in the imperial core; gatekeepers who keep the theory game going; and more.

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Interview on the Global Theory Industry / Entrevista sobre la Industria de la Teoría Global

I was very honored to be invited on Canarias semanal to discuss one of my current book projects, The Intellectual World War, with Tita Barahona. Below you will find both the original version of the interview, where the questions are asked in Spanish and I respond in English, as well as the version dubbed in Spanish. I have also provided links to some of my more journalistic writings on the topic.

Tuve el gran honor de ser invitado en Canarias semanal para discutir uno de mis proyectos de libros actuales, La Guerra mundial intelectual, con Tita Barahona. A continuación encontrará tanto la versión original de la entrevista, donde las preguntas se hacen en español y yo respondo en inglés, como la versión doblada al español. También he proporcionado enlaces a algunos de mis escritos más periodísticos sobre el tema.

The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (June 27, 2022). This article was translated into Spanish (also here), Romanian, Turkish and French.
Foucault, Anti-Communism & the Global Theory Industry: A Reply to Critics.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (February 1, 2021). This article was translated into Turkish.
Foucault: The Faux Radical.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (October 12, 2020). This article was translated into Turkish.
The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (February 27, 2017). This article was translated into Arabic, PortugueseSpanishTurkishFrench, Persian, Greek & Kurdish.

Interviewed on The Cadre Journal

I greatly enjoyed this conversation with The Cadre Journal. We began by discussing the two articles below and my book project on The Intellectual World War, but we then expanded the conversation to address larger issues regarding student radicalism, US imperialism, the rise of fascism, etc. Click here to listen to it on Spotify.
The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (June 27, 2022).
Critical and Revolutionary Theory.” Domination and Emancipation: Remaking Critique. Ed. Daniel Benson. London: Roman & Littlefield International, 2021.

“The Intellectual World War: Class Struggle in Theory” A Discussion at the CTW’s 2022 Summer School

I was pleased to share an overview of my book project with the participants in the Critical Theory Workshop‘s 2022 Summer School in Paris and online. We discuss my intellectual and political development, elucidating what has led me from French theory and Frankfurt School critical theory to a historical materialist critique of the global theory industry.

Interview: “The Critical Academic World War with Gabriel Rockhill”

I had a wide-ranging conversation with Sasha on the Historic.ly podcast about my current research on class struggle in theory & anti-communism. Click here to listen. We touched on, in some capacity, the following articles:

The CIA & the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (June 27, 2022). This article was translated into Spanish, Romanian and Turkish.

Critical and Revolutionary Theory.” Domination and Emancipation: Remaking Critique. Ed. Daniel Benson. London: Roman & Littlefield International, 2021.

Foucault, Anti-Communism & the Global Theory Industry: A Reply to Critics.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (February 1, 2021). This article was translated into Turkish.

Foucault: The Faux Radical.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (October 12, 2020). This article was translated into Turkish.

The CIA Reads French Theory: On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left.” Los Angeles Review of Books, “The Philosophical Salon” (February 27, 2017). This article was translated into Arabic, PortugueseSpanishTurkishFrench, Persian, Greek & Kurdish.

Interviewed by Midwestern Marx

I was honored to be interviewed by Midwestern Marx regarding my recent article, “The CIA & and the Frankfurt School’s Anti-Communism,” as well as some of my other recent articles on the global theory industry, particularly “Critical and Revolutionary Theory.”

Part II of Interview with Jacques Pauwels on Global Class War

Here is the second part of my interview with the great historian and popular educator Jacques Pauwels for Liberation School. It is entitled “Global Class War: From the Russian Revolution to the Cold War.” The first part, entitled “Global Class War: From the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution,” is available here.

Interviewed Jacques Pauwels on “Global Class War”

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to interview the great historian and popular educator Jacques Pauwels for Liberation School. The first part of this two-part discussion on “Global Class War” is entitled “From the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution.” Click here to learn more.