Episode 60: The Jan. 6 Fascist Insurrectionists: Enemy of Jacobin’s Enemy
Brendan and Andrew critically review, and provide an alternative to, Jacobin writers’ soft-on-fascist-insurrection discourse: sympathy for insurrectionists facing prosecution who weren’t “personally violent,” foregrounding of their “anti-government” sentiment and alleged economic distress while concealing the racism, xenophobia, and “great replacement” thinking that motivate them, facile comparison of the January 6 insurrection with radical protest, and––of course!––shifting the blame to “neoliberalism” and the Democratic Party. How does this help to advance Jacobin’s politics … and what does that tell us about its politics?
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