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The Revolution and Ideology Podcast

A sociologist and historian explore revolutionary theory and history.

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 Whiskey Rebellion

We discuss Alexander Hamilton’s oppressive tax on whiskey and its violent enforcement by George Washington.

False Generosity – Paulo Freire

An overview of Paulo Freire's concept of "false generosity" discussed in his "Pedagogy of the Oppressed." Or, why billionaire philanthropists aren't really 'generous.'

Alexander Hamilton and the Centralization of Economic Power

We discuss the life and times of Alexander Hamilton and how his policies led to the centralization of economic power into the hands of the federal government. http://revolutionandideology.com/alexander-hamilton-and-the-centralization-of-economic-power

Lysander Spooner – The Constitution of No Authority

With guest Alan Pitts, we discuss Lysander Spooner’s “The Constitution of No Authority” and the legalist arguments against the Constitution of the United States as a legally binding document. Nick mispronounces “Worcester” and arguably “Lysander” and we somehow cover a number of topics including taxes, AOC, Sartre, Foucault, and more.

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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