Conversations

The Role of Private Equity in the Funding of Behaviorism

This interview by Anne Borden King was broadcast on the Noncompliant podcast on April 17, 2021. Anne Borden King: Welcome to Noncompliant. I’m your host, Anne Borden King. Today I’m speaking with John Summers. John Summers is founder and president of Lingua Franca Media. He has a Ph.D. in intellectual history and has written, taught, …

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Everything Goes Together in the Same Wrong Direction: Interviews with Slovenians Not Named Melania Trump or Slavoj Žižek

These interviews took place in Slovenia and were published in Counterpunch on November 13, 2017. John Summers: Ali Žerdin, 52, is one of Slovenia’s best known and well-traveled journalists. He edits Sobotna priloga, the Saturday supplement of the major daily newspaper Delo. Mr. Žerdin, the signature of political economy in Slovenia has changed: self-management is gone; success …

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Quests for Transcendence

This interview of Edward Mendelson took place over email on January 1 and 2, 2015, and was published several months later in The Baffler, no. 27. John Summers: Lionel Trilling was the first tenured Jewish professor in Columbia’s English Department and a public figure whose literary essays “served as some form of national therapy,” as …

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Give Us Back Our Data

These interviews of Dan Davies and Evgeny Morozov were published on The Baffler blog on December 7, 2015. John Summers: A little while ago, director Dan Davies of Banyak Films in London materialized in The Baffler’s editorial HQ in Harvard Square with contributing editor Evgeny Morozov in tow, steered him to our admittedly tacky blue …

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Zuckerstan Unbound

This interview by Chris Faraone took place in the Boston studio of InDigNation and was broadcast on Dig Radio on September 14, 2014. Chris Faraone: Hey, what’s going on? My name is Chris Faraone. You’re listening to Dig Radio Boston. This show is InDigNation. We come here every Thursday from four to six. We talk …

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