PROLETKULT 8 - Meme Magic w/ Joshua Citarella (Preview)


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Politigram ethnographer Joshua Citarella shares his observations about the online post-left, particularly its zoomer base radicalized in 2016 meme wars. We discuss how important were memes to Trumps' victory, their political journey since then, and how the left can de/re-radicalize those committed to the violent right. Finally, we discuss the phenomenon of memes becoming reality, especially in the context of Unite the Right in Charlottesville and the CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle.

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Politigram and the Post-Left

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Theme music: Georgio Moroder - Racer

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