I have stumbled across an interesting series on The Real News Network. The interviews with Vijay Prashad are in 5 parts. The first in this series was Vijay Prashad: Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism – Pt 1 of 5. At this point, I felt the series might turn out to be worthwhile, or it might turn out to be just full of bull. Before deciding, I waited for Questioning the Underlying Structures of Property and Power is “Off the Table” – Pt 2 of 5. At this point I decided that Prashad had something worth listening to.
There is a very interesting comment that mentions Thorstein Veblen. I think I read Veblen in college. If I did, I can see that I missed the whole point.
On The Real News Network web pages and in the video, there is mention of a similar series with Chris Hedges. The two parts I have watched so far are, Chris Hedges: Urban Poverty in America Made Me Question Everything – Pt 1 of 7, and Hedges: Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career – Pt 2 of 7. I just wanted to let you know about this series as soon as possible. I will make a separate post on the Chris Hedges series.