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This is Hell!

Long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience.

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:32:51 +0000

Copyright: Copyright © This Is Hell! 2012

The politics of climate change agreements / Understanding Romania’s mass protest movement.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:31:57 +0000

Live from Stockholm, Mikael Mikaelsson outlines the government-industry path to green energy.  / Live from Bucharest, Florin Poenaru examines Romania’s massive, contradictory protest movement.

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How neoliberals and social conservatives found common ground in the family.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 02:23:41 +0000

Sociologist Melinda Cooper explains how neoliberalism transformed the politics of the family. PLUS: Rotten History

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The political-economy of Hezbollah / Trade roughage

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:19:00 +0000

Writer Joseph Daher explores the contemporary political-economy of Hezbollah. / In a Moment of Truth, The current international trade situation pushes Jeff Dorchen over the borderline.

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We are not smarter than how we feel: Art, influence and power.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:33:41 +0000

Author Nato Thompson explains how art became a weapon aimed at the public. Nato is author of “Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life” from Melville House.

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Why anger rules the modern world.

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:39:07 +0000

Author Pankaj Mishra examines the hidden history of anger across the modern world. Pankaj is author of “Age of Anger: A History of the Present” from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PLUS: Chuck on violence

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The psychometric campaign / A Thermodynamic Information Theory of History

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:17:14 +0000

Mathematician Paul-Olivier Dehaye profiles the use of psychometrics in political campaigns. Paul posted the recent Medium article “The (dis)information mercenaries now controlling Trump’s databases.” /  In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen mangles a thermodynamic theory of evolution.

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Make SCOTUS reactionary again / Borderwall political theater

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:29:05 +0000

Legal scholar Marjorie Cohn reviews the dangerous record of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Marjorie wrote the article Trump’s Choice of Gorsuch Endangers Civil, Human and Environmental Rights for Truthout. / Immigration researcher Karina Moreno finds a neoliberal consensus behind the border wall. Karina wrote the article The Private Deportation Machine for Jacobin. PLUS: Question Read more

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Standing Rock resistance under Trump / Obama’s labor and trade legacy

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:13:02 +0000

Live from Standing Rock, Dr. Sarah Jumping Eagle reports on DAPL resistance in the Trump era. Sarah is a pediatrician and water protector, we’ve spoken to her twice in 2016. / Journalist Michelle Chen examines Obama’s mostly symbolic legacy on labor and trade. Michelle wrote the Labor and Trade section of Jacobin’s feature Assessing Obama. Read more

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Keynesianism, political crisis and the future that never comes.

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:06:22 +0000

Economist Geoff Mann outlines the history of Keynesianism’s attempts to save capital from capitalism. PLUS: Chuck on values, Rotten History

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Strategies for advertising resistance / The schlock doctrine

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:16:58 +0000

Editor Vyvian Raoul outlines strategies for reclaiming the public space from advertising’s visual pollution. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen defines the Schlock Doctrine. PLUS: Question from Hell!

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The CPD’s brutal example / Testing a legal framework for resisting Trump

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 03:59:55 +0000

Civil rights lawyer Flint Taylor explains why the Chicago Police Department is reform-proof. / Attorney Brian Foley draws the blueprints for a legal resistance to the Trump administration.

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A deep look into the politics of Afghanistan’s peace process.

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 04:30:31 +0000

May wrote the article The Patient War: What awaits Trump in Afghanistan in the February issue of Harper’s. PLUS: Chuck on Trumpism, Rotten History

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A path beyond statues and hashtags / On disposable people

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:31:39 +0000

Black Agenda Report’s Bruce Dixon lays out a new direction for the left, beyond hashtags. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen discusses disposable people.

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Trump, China and the global politics of authoritarian capitalism.

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:28:36 +0000

Writer Rebecca Liao surveys the space between Trump, China and capitalism’s global elite. PLUS: Question From Hell!

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What “American First” means for Mexico / The neofascist style in American politics

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:30:12 +0000

CIP Americas Director Laura Carlsen views Trump’s US-Mexico policy from the other side of a wall. / Cultural critic Henry Giroux calls for militant hope and radical action in a time of collapse.

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On Chelsea Manning’s new freedom and old enemies

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:14:31 +0000

Journalist Kevin Gosztola reports on the politics of Chelsea Manning’s newly won freedom. PLUS: Trump Denialism, Rotten History and Listener Mail

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Building the neoliberal wall / Lousy fascists

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:06:55 +0000

Writer Elliot Sperber discusses the concept of the wall in an age of neoliberalism and mass migration. / In a Moment of Truth Jeff Dorchen reveals his dissatisfaction with our incoming president.

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Rex Tillerson’s past and the foreign policy of ExxonMobil.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:40:42 +0000

Journalist Antonia Juhasz explains why Rex Tillerson could be America’s most dangerous Secretary of State. PLUS: Question From Hell!

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South Korea’s impeachment, explained / Between the US, Haiti and Guy Philippe

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:40:35 +0000

Live from Seoul, Marc Flury catches us up on South Korea’s shaman / fairy / cult / horse dancing / impeachment story. / Researcher Jake Johnston explains what Guy Philippe’s extradition reveals about US influence in Haiti.

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US intelligence, regime change and other weapons of mass destruction.

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:17:00 +0000

Former CIA analyst John Nixon explains what he learned about US intelligence from the interrogation of Saddam Hussein. PLUS: Chuck vs Meryl Streep, Rotten History

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