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The Revolution and Ideology Podcast

A sociologist and historian explore revolutionary theory and history.

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About Revolution and Ideology

“Revolution and Ideology” was started by Nick Lee and Jared Benson, university instructors of sociology and history respectively. Nick and Jared currently co-teach three humanities courses titled “Resistance and Revolution,” “Ideology and Isms,” and “Stateless Societies.” In the first, They explore the theories and historical examples of revolution and social change. In the second, they examine various historical and modern ideologies and the ways in which they motivate how people think and behave today. In the third, they analyze various theories and histories of stateless societies. In this podcast, they explore the ideas from their courses. 

Recent Episodes

The Cuban Revolution

We discuss the history of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara against dictator Fulgencio Batista.

The Little Black Fish

We read and analyze the revolutionary children's story "The Little Black Fish" by Iranian author Samad Behrangi.

The End of Utopia?

We discuss the 1967 essay by Herbert Marcuse titled "The End of Utopia" in which Marcuse argues that "utopic" is no longer a valid polemic, we are at the "end of history" but for a far different reason than Fukuyama, and that we need a redefinition of socialism.

Meet The Hosts

Nick Lee

Nick Lee

Jared Benson

Jared Benson

“Revolution and Ideology” was started by Nick Lee and Jared Benson, university instructors of sociology and history respectively. Nick and Jared currently co-teach three humanities courses titled “Resistance and Revolution,” “Ideology and Isms,” and “Stateless Societies.”

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