Against Idiocy with Kafui Attoh

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Car dominance, public transit austerity, and the neoliberal political-economy within which both are embedded have fomented what Marx called idiocy, in its classical sense of privatized social isolation. Dan talks to geographer Kafui Attoh, the author of Rights in Transit: Public Transportation and the Right to the City in California’s East Bay, about the political-economy of public transit and why the fight for transportation justice must be part of a broader struggle for the right to the city.

André Gorz’s “The social ideology of the motorcar”

Two upcoming live Dig tapings in Providence!

April 23: Dan interviews Sam Stein on his book Capital City

May 2-4: Slavery’s Hinterlands: Capitalism and bondage in Rhode Island and across the Atlantic world

And check out the Philadelphia Socialist Feminist Convergence, April 26-28

Thanks to Verso Books. Peruse their massive selection of left-wing titles at

Topics: Urban Politics Infrastructure
Guests: Kafui Attoh