We bring on Astra Taylor to talk about her twinned book and documentary on democracy (What Is Democracy and Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone). We discuss the theory and practice of self-government, how she developed her film and book, and what lessons she learned in the process.
Today we’re joined by documentary filmmaker and author of Democracy May Not Exist but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, Astra Taylor, to talk about Democracy’s global crisis and the need for Socialists and the labor movement for its revitalization.
Astra’s book now in paperback: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250179845
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Building on the insights of Astra Taylor’s award-winning film, “What is Democracy?”, renowned activist and writer Angela Davis and journalist, film-maker and activist Astra Taylor discuss what we can and should do now in this time of unprecedented crisis, but also of opportunity.
One of the main questions—how can a diverse coalition of activists young and old work together to map a path forward?
Introduced by David Palumbo-Liu (Stanford), with questions from the audience moderated by Bhaskar Sunkara (Jacobin).
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Taylor also discusses being a Twitter board member and why Silicon Valley struggles with diversity on the latest Recode Decode.
The Ezra Klein Show - Astra Taylor will change how you think about democracy | Listen via Stitcher for Podcasts
Listen to The Ezra Klein Show episodes free, on demand. Astra Taylor’s new book has the best title I’ve seen in a long time: Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.I talk a lot about democracy on this show, but not in the way Taylor talks about it. The democracy I discuss is bounded by the assumptions of American politics. This, however, is not a conversation about the filibuster, the Senate, or the Electoral College — it is far more diverse and far more radical.Taylor and I cover a lot of ground in this interview. We discuss how what it would mean to extend democracy to our job and schools, whether animals, future humans, or even nature itself can have political rights, how democracy thinks about noncitizens and children, and what would happen if we selected congress by lottery.Something I appreciate about Taylor’s work is it’s alive to paradoxes, ambiguities, and hard questions that don’t offer easy answers. This conversation is no different.References: The link between support for animal rights and human rightsInterview with Will Wilkinson Book Recommendations: How democratic is the American Constitution? By Robert Dahl Abolition Democracy by Angela Davis The Two Faces of American Freedom by Aziz Rana *******************************************************Want to contact the show? Reach out at email@example.com. The easiest way to listen to podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, smart speaker – and even in your car. For free. Bonus and ad-free content available with Stitcher Premium.