Frann Michel reviews Mark Fisher's book Capitalist Realism, which argues that the idea that only capitalism is realistic is itself a distorted ideology. Fisher tries to make complex theory accessible, and highlights the contradictory impacts of capitalism on mental health (declining) and bureaucracy (increasing). You can read Frann's comments here.
As longtime listeners know, Abe sometimes waxes poetic about soccer. And when he does, he gets a generous helping of grief from listeners. But in the midst of the Olympic Games -- and after one of the greatest soccer matches of all time -- Abe weighs in on why sports are necessary and even good.
After all, if you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.