Episode 95: Trump (and Trump-Accommodationists) vs. the Rule of Law—interview with Seth Morris

Brendan and Andrew welcome back Seth Morris, this time to discuss his new article “Trump vs. the Rule of Law: For Continued Resistance Against Trumpist Reaction and Left Accommodation.” The issues discussed in this wide-ranging discussion include the gap between the “law and order” rhetoric of Trumpism and the reality of its criminality; Branko Marcetic and Christian Parenti’s criticisms (from “the left”) of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s indictment of Trump; the grounds on which revolutionaries should defend liberal democracy; use of the terms “fascist” and “economic populist” to characterize Trump; and how to fight reactionary politics within the left. (Karl Marx’s critique of “political indifferentism,” Marxist-Humanist Initiative’s Resisting TrumpistReaction (and Left Accommodation), a June 1 Navigator poll on attitudes toward Trump’s criminality, and Andrew’s articles “Obama-Trump Voters” and “On What Grounds Should We Defend Liberal Democracy?” are discussed in the segment.)

Plus current-events segment: Fake “anti-imperialism”; real anti-Semitism—Randi Nord of Workers World paints swastika on synagogue wall, smears Ukraine. Bill Weinberg’s podcast ep. and BobFromBrockley’s blog post on the attack are cited during the segment.

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June 9, 2023

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