#ACFM Trip 20: Revolution

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Episode notes

The #ACFM gang square up a suitably momentous topic for their milestone 20th Trip: revolution!

Nadia Idle, Jeremy Gilbert and Keir Milburn wonder how the idea of political revolution ever became thinkable, and if it’s still thinkable today. Was the sexual revolution a real revolution? How did disillusionment with Soviet communism affect our political imagination? And who is the revolutionary subject?

The gang of three discuss all that and more with reference to Gramsci, the Black Panthers and the Arab Spring, plus righteous music from Public Enemy, Manu Chao, the MC5 and more.

Don’t miss the accompanying Microdose episode, Revolution from Cromwell to Castro, which sets the scene for this Trip via a brief history of several centuries of political upheaval.

Music: Public Enemy – ‘Revolution Generation’ / 4 Non Blondes – ‘What’s Up’ / MC5 – ‘Kick Out the Jams’ / Billy Bragg – ‘The Internationale’ / Manu Chao – ‘Clandestino’

Books & articles: Rodrigo Nunes – Neither Vertical nor Horizontal / Erik Olin Wright – How To Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty First Century

Produced and edited by Matt Huxley and Chal Ravens. PRS Licence Number: LE-0016481