Old Mole Variety Hour
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Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Mole, featuring two discussions of the situation and the prospects for change in post-apartheid South Africa, Jesus as a radical, and Capitalism and the environmental crisis.
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- John Saul continues his discussion with Bill Resnick about the future of post-apartheid South Africa.
- Psychoanalyst Derek Hook talks with Jan Haaken about his book on time, consciousness, and political transformation in South Africa.
- Paul Buhl and Bill Resnick discuss the graphic novel on the radical Jesus edited by Buhl.
- Tom Becker reads John Bellamy Foster's essay on Capitalism and environmental crisis.
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- Length: 56:40 minutes (25.94 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Lynn teaches in the English department at Willamette University and has a particular interest in (neo)slave narratives. She and Frann consider a number of things. For one thing, there's the charge of its over-done violence made by some reviewers. They conclude that it is a violent film, but in precisely the way such a story ought to be and that it actually allows for the recuperation of the sufferers' dignity. At one point, they compare it to the violence of Quentin Tarentino's "Django Unchained", which we have covered on the Old Mole before. They look long and hard at how labor and class show up in the world of the antebellem US, considering the class position of Northrup himself and the way that black class dvisions and the violence employed to maintain/exploit them can be recognized in modern mangerial science. Tune in to hear more!
- Genre: Other
- Length: 19:21 minutes (17.71 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)