• New Reading Group: Queer Entanglements

    New Reading Group: Queer Entanglements

    We’re offering a new reading group called Queer Entanglements, examining and discussing texts that explore how different axes of queerness intersect and inform each other, along with analyzing how the resultant class experience is situated within cultural hegemony. The group is starting with the book The Right to Maim by Jasbir K Puar, after a…

  • Norman Finkelstein joins us on June 1st

    Norman Finkelstein joins us on June 1st

    On June 1st at the OLD FOGIES reading group, special guest author Norman Finkelstein will join us for a Q&A discussion of his books Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict and Knowing Too Much. All members of the Lefty Book Club are welcome to attend. Questions asked by regular attendees of the OLD FOGIES…

  • Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House Q&A

    Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House Q&A

    On May 23rd, Matt Christman visited the Lefty Book Club for a Q&A on a variety of random topics including labor organizing, alternate history, aliens, future humans, film, and spirituality. This took place during the Real Sh*t reading group of the Lefty Book Club meeting Monday nights at 8:00 ET.

  • Patrick Toole’s appearance on Varn Vlog

    Patrick Toole’s appearance on Varn Vlog

    On May 9th LBC chairman Patrick Toole appeared on the podcast and Youtube show Varn Vlog. We had a great conversation about the limits of political education, cargo cults, and how the LBC got started. Check it out below.

  • Adolph Reed Jr. joins us to talk Class Notes (from March 2021)

    Adolph Reed Jr. joins us to talk Class Notes (from March 2021)

    I am just getting around to posting this interview with Adolph Reed Jr. from March 2021, talking about identity politics, labor activism, and the evolution of his theories in the seminal collection of essays from 2000, Class Notes. The audio from this discussion can be heart below.

  • A conversation with Climate Leviathan’s Joel Wainwright

    A conversation with Climate Leviathan’s Joel Wainwright

    Last month in the Real Sh#t reading group, we invited Joel Wainwright, co-author of the book Climate Leviathan, to join us for a Q&A about the book and his work in environmentalism. You can listen to the meat of the interview below. I want to express a huge amount of gratitude to Mr. Wainwright for…

  • Class Kerfuffle by C. H. Monster

    Class Kerfuffle by C. H. Monster

    It seems that a leading leftist publication, Jacobin Magazine, has gotten into the board game business. In Class War, the Jacobin Board Game, it’s Capitalists versus Workers. At first glance, the contestants of Class War roll dice and play cards to enable or prevent the unionization of workplaces. Is Jacobin making a serious effort to…

  • An evening with C. Derrick Varn on State and Revolution

    An evening with C. Derrick Varn on State and Revolution

    Recently, we asked poet, scholar, and vlogger C. Derrick Varn (Varn Vlog, Pop the Left, Mortal Science) to lead a talk with us on Lenin’s State and Revolution. The full audio can be heard below.

  • The Fiction of Capitalism by Jae Hyun

    The Fiction of Capitalism by Jae Hyun

    There are a number of fabrications that are woven into our basic understanding of capitalist society. Among the most prevalent of these fantasies is the notion that our governments inhibit capitalism. Some insist that governments hold back capitalism out of hubris, believing that armies of bureaucrats seek power over the economy to further their own…