Author, commentator and journalist Owen Jones discusses his views on the major failings of left wing politics globally and how they can overcome the populist right which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Mel Robbins in this interview for Impact Theory explains why she believes motivation to be a debilitating concept which holds people back. She argues that people get fixated with the idea that “one day” they will do the things they really want to do and all that is missing is courage and motivation.
In reality however, it will always be difficult to do things which create risk in our lives and this belief in motivation contradicts the way in which are brains are designed.
Gay Talese analyses whether journalism has become a failed profession. And whether journalists going from outsiders looking in to events, to partisan insiders of particular causes has destroyed the functions of a public media
what at do you think?
Zizek is one of the most profound and thought provoking commentators on modern issues. From Vulture Capitalism to cultural integration he attempts to tackles some of our world’s toughest problems.
In this piece he discusses alternatives to capitalism and the institutions that are in place to stifle any meaningful change or improvement.
Slavoj Zizek discusses the demise of the Left and the rise of fascism. Exploring how the dismissal of Trump and condescending, smug attitudes adopted by liberal elites was fuel to the Trump fire.
He further describes how the Left can transform and calibrate into something which offers something radically alternative and exciting for people rather than status quo.
World famous speaker Tony Robbins discusses the difference in mentality between those who achieve average and those who reach their potential.
In this witty parable of “The dabbler” he elegantly depicts the psychological perspective required to overcome times when you are putting in effort but not seeing reward.
A thought-provoking take
In this powerful, insightful interview Owen Jones speaks to actor Martin Sheen about Working Class Britain.
He describes how you cannot underestimate the power of the “take back control” message. You are talking about communities that have lost all sense of control in terms of de-industrialisation, globalisation and abandonment from central government.
However this is little to do with EU membership but needs to be tackled at a domestic level; measures such as co-operatives, credit unions and community governance which can alleviate many of the stresses and anxieties communities face in 2016.
This is a wonderful interview and well worth a watch in full.