What should political organisation in the 21st century look like? Wiggly? Lumpy? Diagonal? Something like that, suggests political theorist and author Rodrigo Nunes, who joins Keir Milburn and Jeremy Gilbert on this additional revolutionary Microdose.
Focusing on the last few decades of radical left politics, the trio reflect on on their own experiences in movement building and thrash out alternatives to the old opposition between “vertical” and “horizontal” political organising. Surveying the shifting sands of revolutionary potential, they also discuss how our ideas of organisation can break free of the party to be understood as a diverse ecology of initiatives and forms.
Don’t miss the other recent Microdose, Revolution from Cromwell to Castro, a brief history of several centuries of political upheaval which sets the scene for Trip #20 on Revolution.
Nunes’ book Neither Vertical nor Horizontal is available now.
Produced and edited by Matt Huxley and Chal Ravens. PRS Licence Number: LE-0016481