It was a real pleasure to participate in the book launch for Carlos Garrido’s “The Purity Fetish and the Crisis of Western Marxism” along with Radhika Desai, Alan Freeman, Thomas Riggins, Gabriel Rockhill, Noah Khrachvik, and Eddie Liger.
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Interviewed by “India & the Global Left”
It was a pleasure to speak with Jyotishman Mudiar on “India & Global Left” about my research on the global theory industry, anti-communism, identity politics, fascism, and the international struggle for socialism. The episode is entitled “Prof. Rockhill on Postmodernism, Socialism, Identity Politics & Fascism.”
Interviewed on the Barricades
I had a very productive conversation with Maria Cernat and Boyan Stanislavski for “On the Barricades.” We discussed the history of the global theory industry, anti-communist efforts to shore up the compatible Left, the dynamics of cultural imperialism and their relationship to right-wing opportunism, the rise of fascism, the place of China in contemporary geopolitics, the limits of Freudo-Marxism and intellectual syncretism, Žižek’s record of selling out the people for the advancement of his own career, and more.
Interviewed on ZNetwork
It was a pleasure to discuss my recent critique of Slavoj Zizek with Greg Wilpert, situating it in relation to my larger book project on the compatible left intelligentsia & its war on actually existing socialism.
“Slavoj Zizek: Capitalism’s Court Jester?,” ZNetwork, February 9, 2023.
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, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, French, Persian, Greek & Kurdish.
“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 on “The Barricade”
I was honored to be interviewed by “The Barricade” regarding my book project “The Intellectual World War.” The interview, entitled “The CIA, the Universities, and Anti-Communist Marxism,” is in two parts (see below).
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.
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.”