“The Politics of Crisis: How Police Reform, Covid-19, and Climate Change are all Related” with Guest Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Olufemi Taiwo

Episode 148

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We are not living in a calm time. Coronavirus, police violence and protest, and climate change: they all seem as if it’s they’re coming from different directions, but are they? Might there be a common thread that unifies all of our current crises and is there a way of understanding them that helps us change things for the better? In this episode, we explore the nature of radical ideas and consider what changes can be made to cultivate justice, and improve everyone’s quality of life before crises happen.

Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. He publishes both scholarly and public research on current controversies, with special emphasis on power, race, radical thought, and social change. His new book Reconsidering Reparations will be published in November.

Two of the articles we discuss in this episode are:

“Cops, Climate, Covid: Why There is Only One Crisis” in The Appeal (June 16, 2020): click here.

“Who Gets to Feel Secure?” in Aeon (October 20, 2020): click here.

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