Richard Seymour discusses the protest movement in Israel that has emerged in response to the plans of the most right-wing Israeli government in history to dramatically curtail the power of the judiciary and further empower the executive. We discussed the makeup, social base and ideology of the parties in the coalition government, why the Israeli protest movement and liberal Israelis remain anchored to an ethno-nationalist politics (in spite of their opposition to the government) and we also talked about the Palestinian Authority - increasingly a misnomer as the PA's already minimal public support further erodes and as it starts to lose control of parts of the West Bank.
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Politics Theory Other is a weekly political podcast. The show aims to bring the work of writers on the radical left to a broader public.
Past episodes include Judith Butler on nonviolence, Adam Tooze on the war economy of Nazi Germany, Amia Srinivasan on Sex and the Politics of Desire, and Philip Mirowski on Covid19 and neoliberalism.
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