Category Archives: Interviews

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.

Interview on BreakThrough News

I was honored to be interviewed by Brian Becker on “The Socialist Program” for BreakThrough News. We discuss the deep history of Nazism in Ukraine, as well as its contemporary manifestations and root causes. The conversation develops some of the arguments I’ve made in “Nazis in Ukraine: Seeing through the Fog of the Information War” and “The U.S. Did Not Defeat Fascism after WWII–It Discretely Internationalized It.”

Interviewed about the CIA and French Theory for the Anti-Empire Project Podcast

It was an honor and pleasure to be interviewed by Justin Pudor for his podcast. We discuss my background in French theory, my analysis of the intellectual apparatus under capitalism, the involvement of the CIA and other organizations in the intellectual world, the limits of cultural Marxism, historical materialism, and much more.

Interviewed with Claudia de la Cruz on “Fascism in the USA and Strategies to Fight It”

It was a pleasure to be interviewed, along with Claudia de la Cruz, on one of my favorite news and information platforms: The Socialist Program. We discuss socialist lessons from January 6th, including the signs of an inside job, the rapid rehabilitation of Trump, the history and current manifestations of fascism, the limits of the Democratic Party and bourgeois democracy, the need for a United Front from below, and more…

Interviewed on “By Any Means Necessary” about January 6, 2021

It was a pleasure to talk with Sean and Jacquie about January 6, 2021 and how it relates to the deeper history of fascism, which I’ve explored in essays such as “Fascist Plots in the US: Contemporary Lessons from the 1934 ‘Business Plot’.”

Interview on Aesthetics & Politics for Bienalsur Podcast

This two-part interview with Jennifer Ponce de León to discuss our respective work on aesthetics and politics with Leandro Martínez Depietri was just released as part of the Bienalsur podcast (in English). We discuss our past publications, Jennifer’s recent book, and our current book project together, engaging with the following themes: the historical materialist analysis of culture, the bourgeois concept and practice of art, the function of culture in actually existing socialism, the compositional model of ideology, and the overall role of culture as a weapon of class warfare. A special thanks to Leandro for making this happen, and for being such a great interlocutor!

Interviewed by Chris Hedges on the Past and Present of U.S. Fascism

It was an honor to be featured again on Chris Hedges’ “On Contact” to discuss my ongoing research on the history and present manifestations of fascism, and more specifically my recent article for Liberation School entitled “Fascist Plots in the US: Contemporary Lessons from the 1934 ‘Business Plot.’” Click here to watch.

Excerpt: “We have to recognize that fascism takes different forms and different shapes, and that it’s always an element operative under capitalist rule and bourgeois democracy. As much as it [bourgeois democracy] can help us stave off certain fascist elements, it will keep some of them in the wings in case there’s ever a real threat to bourgeois democratic and hence capitalist rule.”