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Revolutionary Left Radio

Jan 8, 2018

Kristen Ghodsee is an American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; known primarily for her ethnographic work on post-communist Bulgaria as well as being a contributor to the field of postsocialist gender studies.

She is the author of many books, including her latest "Red Hangover:Legacies of Twentieth-Century Communism.

Kristen joins Brett to discuss the collapse of Soviet Communism and the human costs of the brutal transition to free market capitalism. 

Topics Include: Women under communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the human costs of capitalism in Eastern Europe, current wealth inequality in the former Soviet Bloc, false equivalencies between the Nazis and the Soviets and the ideological role it serves, the rise of fascism in the wake of communisms collapse, socialist feminism, fallacies inherent in capitalist arguments, the ravages of neoliberalism, the future of socialism, and much, much more!

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Intro Music by The String-Bo String Duo

Outro Music: "Bent Life" by Aesop Rock featuring C Rayz Walz

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