In which we survey Turkey's election results in light of five years of tumult - Gezi, economic downturn, terrorist attacks, Syrian war, coup, repression. Are cracks beginning to show for Erdogan? He teamed up with ultranationalists, while opposition secularists and Islamists joined forces, but Erdogan held on. How demoralised are the Turkish people, and what are the prospects for the Left? We conclude by debating whether Erdogan represents a generalisable type of political leader today: initally moderate and neoliberal, but tacking increasingly authoritarian and socially conservative.
In which we discuss how the Right won this month's election -- in a country that has never seen the Left in power. Is Colombia an exception? The civil war there feels like part of the Cold War that forgot to end. We discuss the fragile peace, the militarisation of politics, and drug cartels.
In which we unpick another Fidesz's victory and ask whether neoliberalism in an nationalist-authoritarian shell is the future
In which we debate the upcoming Italian elections. Also corruption, bunga bunga, communism, migrants, fascism, & Europe.
Episode Ten: In which we size-up Macron and centrism's prospects. Plus, George's babushka and a counterrevolutionary review of Algiers' new album
Episode Seven: In which we argue about British politics actually being exciting. Also featuring special guest and professional 'sexual cuckservative' Luke Gittos, who lays down the law.
Episode Two of Aufhebunga Bunga tries to ingest Brexit and discusses #GE2017. Plus Luxembourgish rebellion and boring politics.