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  • Writer's pictureArnold Schroder

#46: What Is Politics? Interview with Daniel pt. 1

(03/23/2022) It's easy enough to use exquisitely rarefied, niche terminology to talk about politics, but do we even have a foundation of shared definitions for the really common terms, like left and right, or market and state? Or, for that matter, the very term politics? In his podcast What Is Politics? Daniel argues that we don't, and does the hard work of defining terms that have meant everything at some point or another, to somebody or another. We talk about what led him to this work, the ideological discipline in academia, the ways in which both postmodernism and reductive materialism have mostly made everybody more confused and unable to exercise political agency, the political implications of hunter-gatherer studies, and his epic, marathon critique of the book The Dawn of Everything. Watch his videos here: Or listen here: or wherever you find your podcasts.

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