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