Nov. 1, 2022

306 | Lyle Jeremy Rubin: A Marine Questions American Power, Capitalism, & the Future of the Left

306 | Lyle Jeremy Rubin: A Marine Questions American Power, Capitalism, & the Future of the Left

Lyle Jeremy Rubin, author of Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body: A Marine's Unbecoming, joins The Realignment to discuss how his time as a Marine officer in Afghanistan led him to re-evaluate his perspectives on American hegemony, capitalism, and his neoconservative political beliefs. He also discusses how the debates within the American left about the proper response to the war in Ukraine and Russian and Chinese imperial projects.


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Lyle Jeremy Rubin, author of Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body: A Marine's Unbecoming, joins The Realignment to discuss how his time as a Marine officer in Afghanistan led him to re-evaluate his perspectives on American hegemony, capitalism, and his neoconservative political beliefs. He also discusses how the debates within the American left about the proper response to the war in Ukraine and Russian and Chinese imperial projects.