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 Podemos: New Counter-Hegemonic Political Logic in Practice.

Pablo Iglesias SPAIN ON EDGE New Left Review. No 93 2015 (complete text here).

The Interview  begins with a lengthy question from New Left Review.

You’ve written about the intellectual influences shaping Podemos’s approach, singling out the work of Laclau and Mouffe. ”

– see link for rest of question/lecture.

Now what is Podemos’ counter-hegemonic articulative democratic  strategy (Laclau and Mouffe, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy)? Or Laclua’s (even worse) On Populist Reason?

Our key objective was always to occupy the centrality of the political field, taking advantage of the incipient organic crisis.

Give examples (I’m already bored, hurry up)?

A concrete example of this is the complex scenario we’ve had today [15 April] with the visit of the King of Spain to the European Parliament. This confronts us with a difficult issue: the monarchy.

Why difficult? Because it immediately…

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