Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following interview from Against the Grain:
Neoliberalism, centrist, radical, intersectionality, the people, folks—these are all words that are used to mark out someone’s understanding of the world. Yet many of these words are fuzzy and obscure more than they illuminate. Sasha Lilly interviews John Patrick Leary, who breaks down some of the key political words of our time, what we mean by them, and how they are deployed to obscure political truths and facilitate power. Leary is the author of the 2022 book, Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism.
Against the Grain is hosted by Sasha Lilly and C.S Soong on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkley, California. It is a program of ideas, in-depth analysis, and commentary on political, economic, social, and cultural issues important to radical thinking and activism.
This segment originally aired August 23, 2022 on KPFA.