Mark Blyth on the Jimmy Dore show
I last wrote about Mark Blyth about two months ago in the article Mark Blyth on Global Trumpism. I recently saw another interview with him on the Jimmy Dore show that I can recommend watching.
If you’ve watched Blythe before, he doesn’t cover a lot of new ground, but he does have a wonderful way with words and for getting right to the point. Often he can shut down an entire line of reasoning with a single, giant point that makes other arguments pale into insignificance.
The interview is split into two parts:
I didn’t extract any transcript this time around, but the videos aren’t that long. If you like Blyth—and you should because he’s brilliant and funny and (almost) always right—I can highly recommend the podcast interview with The Dig: Mark Blyth on How Austerity Brought Us Donald Trump (Jacobin Radio) (1h:30m). “Interview” is a bit of stretch. He’s like Slavoj Žižek: they ask him a question and he’s off and running for 20 minutes. It’s heady and interesting stuff and over far too soon.