Episode 2: An Awkward Dinner and Some Marxism
Welcome to the second episode of our weekly podcasts where we discuss interesting articles, new Reformer content, and answer readers' questions. This week we picked out an article about an awkward Brexit conversation over dinner and the resurgence of the term "Late Capitalism". Article 1: http://nyti.ms/2pAHC2n (01:28) Article 2: http://theatln.tc/2plDual (15:03) We also discuss a new Reformer articles on how ideology undermines recognition of humanitarian work. Expropriating the East: http://bit.ly/2pACNGf (26:30) Finally, we answer a reader's question: Why does the “west” feel a need to impose its values/thinking on Middle Eastern countries? (39:58) We hope you enjoy the listen and make sure to follow us on our channels and sign up to our newsletter. https://www.facebook.com/Refrmr/ https://twitter.com/refrmr http://instagram.com/refrmr/ Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cwk6tz Remember, Reformer runs on your donations so why not become a patron and help keep us producing thought provoking content. http://patreon.com/reformer Other mentioned articles: The Disastrous Brexit Dinner: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/theresa-may-jean-claude-juncker-and-the-disastrous-brexit-dinner-14998803.html?GEPC=s6 Oh, Snap: http://huff.to/2q4vppp \
Does the left in France have a chance?
Staying true to the trend of chaos currently sweeping the political world, the lead-up to the presidential election in France has been anything but ordinary. First and foremost, it has been known since last year that the nationalist, Marine Le Pen of le Front National was going to inevitably make it to the second round of France’s two-round voting system this May. While this isn’t unprecedented, as her father and former party leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was only narrowly beaten by centre-right Jacques Chirac in 2002, it has certainly set the stage for what proves to be an interesting spring in France.