On Iran at the End of History.
When the US assassinated Iran's 'shadow commander', Qassem Soleimani, everyone thought WW3 would break out. What happened instead? We talk to the author of a new book on Soleimani about the "local boy who made it", and look at how Soleimani masterminded Iran's interventions all over the region.
We also discuss how the Iranian Revolution represented a degradation of universalism, as it marginalised secular nationalism, socialism and communism. Would the Shia-Sunni conflict, with Iran as leader of the Shia faction, therefore be yet another step away from universalism? And what role did the US play in fomenting sectarian conflict?
/156/ Cosmo-Jihad ft. Darryl Li
UNLOCKED /154/ A Reasonably Important Election... Preview ft. Alex Gourevitch
Excerpt: /155/ Aufhebonus Bonus ft. Benjamin Moser
Excerpt: /154/ A Reasonably Important Election ft. Alex Gourevitch
/153/ Repubblica di Bunga ft. David Broder
Excerpt: /152/ I Can't Believe It's Not Weimar ft. David Broder
[UNLOCKED] /146/ Class is Cancelled ft. Ben Tippet
Excerpt: /151/ Reading Club: Full Employment
/149/ It's Not Robots, It's Capitalism ft. Aaron Benanav / Liz Pancotti
Excerpt: /148/ Three Articles (September)
/147/ The Past Doesn't Go Away ft. Benjamin Moser
Excerpt: /146/ Class is Cancelled ft. Ben Tippet
/145/ The End of Conservatism ft. Julius Krein
Excerpt: /144/ Reading Club: New Social Movements
Excerpt: /143/ Aufhebonus Bonus (August)
/142/ Dollar Empire (2) ft. Daniel Bessner
/141/ Oh Lebanon, What Now? ft. Rima Majed
Excerpt: /140/ Three Articles: Right-Populism
/139/ Dollar Empire ft. Yakov Feygin & Dominik Leusder