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We are so thankful to have had Dr. Horne on to talk with us about a wide-range of topics. Thank you again Dr. Horne!
We began by speaking about some of the early experiences of Dr. Horne's life, growing up in Apartheid, Jim Crow USA as a young black man, being a paperboy, listening to the radio and the news at home, his parents love of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson, and coming into consciousness through the awful experiences that black folks in the US live with everyday. We then spoke about his Law education, and his transition to history studies, why he did this and what he has gotten out of it. We talk about the need for historians, especially Black and other oppressed peoples' historians to give back to the people a history which is digestible, revolutionary, and leads to change - but also the difficulties of remaining true to radical or revolutionary principles within academia. Transitioning to other topics, we discussed the counter-revolutionary nature of the US and other settler-colonial states like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc., the ongoing debates among the "left" about this, class collaboration and some economic/material reasons for it historically. We then make our way to topics of the day, such as Russia and China, Ukraine, and domestic struggles in the US by oppressed peoples. I hope you enjoy this episode, and please let me know what you think!
Also, be sure to check out some of Dr. Horne's work below, and look out for others!
- Guerrilla History: The Counterrevolution of 1776 w/ Gerald Horne on Apple Podcasts - The Cadre Journal: The American White Supremacist Project and the Murder of Tyre Nichols, with Prof. Gerald Horne on Apple Podcasts - Gerald Horne - YouTube - Freedom Now - KPFK 90.7 FM
and so much more! Peace love and socialism as always - all power to the people!