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Manufacturing Dissent since 1996

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The Fascism of Revisionist Zionism / Rick Perlstein

2/29/2024
The American Prospect's Rick Perlstein on Israel's neglected history of revisionism, and a belated obit for Henry Kissinger. Also, we're announcing the winner of this week's Question from Hell!, a QFH! suggested by Rick. Check out Rick's article here: https://prospect.org/world/2024-02-21-neglected-history-state-of-israel/ and here: https://prospect.org/politics/2024-02-28-kissinger-revisited/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:31:22

The Pentagon's Silicon Valley Problem / Andrew Cockburn

2/28/2024
Harper's Andrew Cockburn returns to This Is Hell! to talk about his March cover story, "The Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Problem: How Big Tech is losing the wars of the future." "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Check out Andrew's article here: https://harpers.org/archive/2024/03/the-pentagons-silicon-valley-problem-andrew-cockburn/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:14:28

Nostalgia, Nationalism, and the US Militia Movement / Amy Cooter

2/22/2024
Sociologist Amy Cooter joins This Is Hell! to discuss her new book from Routledge, "Nostalgia, Nationalism, and the US Militia Movement." After the interview, we announce this week's best answer to the Question from Hell! Check out Amy's book here: https://www.routledge.com/Nostalgia-Nationalism-and-the-US-Militia-Movement/Cooter/p/book/9781032421971 Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:15:20

Guns Fuel US Anti-Immigration Politics / Emine Fidan Elcioglu

2/21/2024
Emine Fidan Elcioglu on her Social Problems journal article, “Armed Citizens on the Border: How Guns Fuel Anti-Immigration Politics in America." "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Check out Emine's article here: https://academic.oup.com/socpro/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/socpro/spad034/7222583 Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:32:52

Enshittification Made Tech Platforms Shitty and Now It's Coming for Your Industry / Cory Doctorow

2/20/2024
Cory Doctorow on his Financial Times article, "‘Enshittification’ is coming for absolutely everything: The term describes the slow decay of online platforms such as Facebook. But what if we’ve entered the ‘enshittocene’?" "Rotten History" follows the interview. Check out Cory's article here: https://www.ft.com/content/6fb1602d-a08b-4a8c-bac0-047b7d64aba5 Cory also has a new novel, "The Bezzle." https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250865878/thebezzle Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:19:05

The Crime of Electronic Monitoring / Jacob Kang-Brown & James Kilgore

2/15/2024
Joining This Is Hell! today are Jacob Kang-Brown and James Gilgore to discuss the uses, abuses, and inequities of the use of wearable electronic monitoring devices in the US criminal legal system. Jacob co-authored the Vera Institute report, "People on Electronic Monitoring," with Jessica Zhang and Ari Kotler. James co-wrote the book, "Understanding E-Carcertation: Electronic Monitoring, the Surveillance State, and the Future of Mass Incarceration," published by The New Press. A new "The Past Inside the Present" follows the interview. Check out Jacob's report here: https://www.vera.org/publications/people-on-electronic-monitoring Check out James' book here: https://thenewpress.com/books/understanding-e-carceration Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:22:31

The Battle to Control Haiti / Jake Johnson

2/14/2024
Returning to This is Hell!, Jake Johnston is author of the new book, "Aid State: Elite Panic, Disaster Capitalism, and the Battle to Control Haiti." Jake is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Check out Jake's book here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250284679/aidstate Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:14:32

Black Women, Ivory Tower / Jasmine Harris

2/13/2024
Dr. Jasmine L. Harris joins This Is Hell! to discuss her new book from Broadleaf Books, "Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education." "Rotten History" follows the interview, as do your first batch of responses to this week's Question from Hell! Check out Dr. Harris's book here: https://www.broadleafbooks.com/store/product/9781506489834/Black-Women-Ivory-Tower Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:30:24

The Final Nail in Psychiatry's Antidepressant Coffin / Bruce Levine

2/7/2024
Bruce E. Levine on his CounterPunch article, "Scientific Misconduct and Fraud: The Final Nail in Psychiatry’s Antidepressant Coffin." Also, Jeff Dorchen and the 'Moment of Truth.' Check out Bruce's article here: https://www.counterpunch.org/2024/01/17/scientific-misconduct-and-fraud-the-final-nail-in-psychiatrys-antidepressant-coffin/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:16:36

What's in Store for Milwaukee at this Summer's RNC? / Rachel Ida Buff

2/6/2024
Our guest is Rachel Ida Buff who posted the Boston Review article, “The Right Comes for Milwaukee: Why did the blue city agree to host the Republican National Convention—and to suspend a hard-won police reform for its duration?” Also, 'This Week in Rotten History.' Check out Rachel's article here: https://www.bostonreview.net/articles/the-right-comes-for-milwaukee/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:24:53

Human Rights Under El Salvador's "Cool Dictator" / John Cavanagh

2/5/2024
Institute for Policy Studies' John Cavanagh on their report on El Salvador, "State of Deception: A fact-finding report on El Salvador’s detained water defenders, the potential return of environmentally destructive mining, and the state of human rights under the Bukele administration." Also, Seb Wupper and the Past Inside the Present. Check out John and his co-authors' report here: https://ips-dc.org/report-state-of-deception-human-rights-under-bukele/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:00:45:44

Human Rights Under El Salvador's "Cool Dictator" / John Cavanagh

2/5/2024
Institute for Policy Studies' John Cavanagh on their report on El Salvador, "State of Deception: A fact-finding report on El Salvador’s detained water defenders, the potential return of environmentally destructive mining, and the state of human rights under the Bukele administration." Also, Seb Wupper and the Past Inside the Present. Check out John and his co-authors' report here: https://ips-dc.org/report-state-of-deception-human-rights-under-bukele/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:24:27

Israel, the United States, and the Rhetoric of the War on Terror / Maha Hilal

2/2/2024
Our final guest of the week is Dr. Maha Hilal, who wrote the TomDispatch piece, "Israel, the United States, and the Rhetoric of the War on Terror: From September 11, 2001, to October 7, 2023 (and Beyond)." Maha is founding Executive Director of the Muslim Counterpublics Lab and author of, "Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11." A new The Past Inside the Present with Sebastian Wuepper follows the interview. Check out Maha's article here: https://tomdispatch.com/israel-the-united-states-and-the-rhetoric-of-the-war-on-terror/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:28:01

The Brutal Illogic of the US Attacks on Yemen / Séamus Malekafzali

1/31/2024
Séamus Malekafzali joins This Is Hell! talk to us about his Baffler article, "More Fog, More War: The brutal illogic of the U.S. attacks on Yemen." The Moment of Truth with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Check out Séamus' article here: https://thebaffler.com/latest/more-fog-more-war-malekafzali Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:26:16

The Female Body Drove Human Evolution and that Matters in Big Ways / Cat Bohannon

1/30/2024
Researcher Cat Bohannon joins This Is Hell! to discuss her new book from Knopf, "Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution." Rotten History follows the interview. Check out Cat's book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/227568/eve-by-cat-bohannon/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:22:28

The Jail Is Everywhere / Jack Norton & Judah Schept

1/25/2024
Jack Norton and Judah Schept join This Is Hell! to discuss their forthcoming volume, co-authored with Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, "The Jail Is Everywhere: Fighting the New Geography of Mass Incarceration" available February 14th from Verso. After the interview, Sebastian Wuepper returns with an all-new The Past Inside the Present. Check out their book here: https://www.versobooks.com/products/3039-the-jail-is-everywhere Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:14:30

Bombing Gaza Isn't Fighting Sexual Violence / Heidi Matthews & Tanya Serisier

1/24/2024
Joining us today in Hell are Heidi Matthews and Tanya Serisier, who co-wrote the CounterPunch article, "Bombing Gaza Isn’t Fighting Sexual Violence." A Moment of Truth with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Check out their article here: https://www.counterpunch.org/2024/01/16/bombing-gaza-isnt-fighting-sexual-violence/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:07:17

Against Resilience / Ajay Singh Chaudhary

1/23/2024
Ajay Singh Chaudhary returns to This Is Hell! to talk about his Baffler Magazine article, "Sick and Tired: Against Resilience," an excerpt from, "The Exhausted of the Earth: Politics in a Burning World" (Repeater Books). An all-new Rotten History follows the interview. Check out the article here: https://thebaffler.com/latest/sick-and-tired-chaudhary And the forthcoming book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/736324/the-exhausted-of-the-earth-by-ajay-singh-chaudhary/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:42:41

Killing Detroit / Christopher Hood

1/17/2024
Christopher Hood, author of the award-winning script and film, “Killing Detroit: The City That Refused To Die,” that is now in book form. A new Moment of Truth from Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:26:20

How Police Undermine The Promise of Body Cameras / Eric Umansky

1/16/2024
ProPublica editor-at-large Eric Umansky joins This Is Hell! to discuss his recent ProPublica article, "How Police Have Undermined the Promise of Body Cameras." A new Rotten History follows the interview. Check out Eric's piece here: https://www.propublica.org/article/how-police-undermined-promise-body-cameras Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Duration:01:18:00