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Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: 13 Jealous Republics w/ Mike Davis

Historian, urban theorist and activist Mike Davis is writing a new book called Star Spangled Leviathan: An Economic History of American Nationalism. On May Day he read from the chapter "13 Jealous Republics: The Myth of American Genesis" sponsored by Trinity College's Social Justice Initiative, organized by Jordan Camp and Christina Heatherton. A selected discussion follows. The talk was dedicated to Fred Pfeil, Trinity Professor, public intellectual on the street and the page, troublemaker and beloved collaborator with Mike on the Verso/Haymarket series called The Year Left. Fred Pfeil died in 2005. Check out his writings, including Another Tale to Tell and White Guys: Studies in Postmodern Domination and Difference.

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