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Revolutionary Left Radio

May 26, 2023

In this second installment of our three-part series on Friedrich Engels' famous work "The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State", Alyson and Breht discuss chapters 4, 5, and 6 titled "The Greek Gens", "The Rise of the Athenian State", and "the Gens and the State in Rome" respectively. Together they...

May 22, 2023

Professors James Crossley and Robert J. Myles join Breht to discuss their fascinating work "Jesus: A Life in Class Conflict" put out by Zero Book.  Together, they discuss their application of historical materalism to the life of Jesus, the difficulty of studying and sourcing the ancient past, the gospels and what they...

May 17, 2023

Professor and author Kristen R. Ghodsee returns to Rev Left to discuss her newest book "Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us About the Good Life". Together, her and Breht discuss intentional communities, social experiments, what utopia even means in this context, scientific v. utopian...

May 12, 2023

Professor and scholar Mohamed Abdou joins Breht to discuss his book "Islam and Anarchism: Relationships and Resonances". Together, they discuss core concepts within Islam, the importance of decolonization, anarchist political theory, the question of violence in revolutionary struggle, Mohamed's construction of...

May 8, 2023

Professor of Medieval history, practicing Sufi Muslim, and Chair of the Religious Studies department at Queens college, Adnan Husain, joins Breht to discuss the interesting intersections of Islam and Marxism!
Outro music: "Ramadan" by Brother Ali

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