Danny Katch

Danny Katch is an activist and humorist often accused of not knowing the difference. He is the author of Socialism... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation and has contributed chapters to Occupying Wall Street: e Inside Story of an Action that Changed America and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History. He writes regularly for Socialist Worker and Jacobin.

Past Olios with Danny Katch

Why do Bad Governments Happen to Good People?

Why do our democratic processes consistently lead to oligarchic outcomes? And how does American democracy get us fighting one another rather than those in power? We are raised on the belief that democracy and capitalism are natural partners, but in fact they make a miserable match. Political equality is impossible alongside extreme economic inequality. Let's unpack why it often seems Bad Governments happen to Good People.

Venue: None

Teacher: Danny Katch

July 29, 2020, 8 p.m.

Socialism, A Day in the Life

For all the great thinkers that the socialist movement has produced, it has not been able to overcome the damning words of Homer Simpson: “In theory, communism works...in theory." This olio will take up Homer’s challenge by using socialist theory and a healthy dose of imagination to present the concrete details of what an ordinary day would look like in a socialist society facing the challenge of coronavirus.

Venue: None

Teacher: Danny Katch

June 15, 2020, 8 p.m.

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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.