Revolution and Ideology

History, Philosophy, Film, and Whatever Else We Feel Like Discussing

Is Union Membership Worth More Than Going to College?

We discuss an article titled “The Cumulative Advantage of a Unionized Career for Lifetime Earnings” and discover whether or not you should join a union or go to college (or both!).

Quiet Quitting – Hegelian or Marxist?

Where does the act of quiet quitting fit into the context of a larger movement? Does it have the potential to make a real impact? Is it Marxist or Hegelian?

Is Every Act a Political Act?

As a short follow-up to our previous episode, we discuss whether or not every act is a political act. We briefly mention commodification, socialization, industrialization, technology, capitalism, religion, and more.

You Can’t Blame Everything on Capitalism

We loosely discuss a Gawker article by Clare Coffey titled “Failure to Cope Under Capitalism”.

Are Labor Strikes Illegal in the United States? The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947

We discuss a short history of labor strikes in the United States and how the federal government dramatically reduced the power of labor with the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947.

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Is Every Act a Political Act?

Is Every Act a Political Act?

As a short follow-up to our previous episode, we discuss whether or not every act is a political act. We briefly mention commodification, socialization, industrialization, technology, capitalism, religion, and more.

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Inspirations of the Harlem Renaissance

Inspirations of the Harlem Renaissance

We sit down with musician and graduate student Ashley Ellis to discuss the Harlem Renaissance and its significance including artists such as Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and others such as W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin.

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DayZ: A Simulated Social Experiment?

DayZ: A Simulated Social Experiment?

DayZ is one of many games set in an apocalypse, but unlike all others, it forces the player to create their own “narrative.” Thus, it presents the opportunity to offer commentary on both conscious and subconscious popularity of consuming apocalyptic media. Further, by placing the consumer into the story in ways none of the other mediums can, it may offer insights into the way consumers think about their role in a post-apocalyptic world.

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