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PODCAST: A critical discussion of Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger’

Can we understand the rise of Modi and Trump through the lens of Rousseau vs. Voltaire?

Episode 3 of Well Reds features Charlie and Derrick discussing Pankaj Mishra’s Age of Anger — a sprawling, ambitious, and challenging work of political analysis and intellectual history.

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Mishra’s book explores the rise of right-wing authoritarians like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump, tracing the contradictions in capitalist modernity all the way back to the 18th Century.

In addition to a nuanced and wide-ranging discussion of Age of Anger, this episode also features the best imitation of Slavoj Žižek you’ll ever hear.

Under the direction of André Goulet, our podcast coordinator, Ricochet is expanding our podcast network. (If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to our flagship podcast Unpacking the News here.)

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