This is the first part of my recent interview of Chris Cutrone. In this part, he explains his slogan “the left is dead; long live the left,” and we get into his take on the meaning of the American Revolution. We discuss the place of the U.S. in revolutionary history, the impact we are having currently, and how that could be different.
Cutrone is Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and he also teaches at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. He is the original lead organizer of the Platypus Affiliated Society, and the editor of the volume Marxism in the Age of Trump, co-author of Adorno’s Leninism, and the forthcoming Marxism and Politics: Essays on Critical Theory and the Party (out later this year), along with numerous articles on critical theory and current events.
Here’s the Platypus Affiliated Society website: https://platypus1917.org
Here’s the first in the series on the American Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWwQg0MObQs&t=4654s
Here’s the Shit Platypus Says podcast link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sps/id1305502112 For more from me: http://www.lauriemjohnson.com