Interview Episode: Posadism with A.M. Gittlitz

Special Guest: A.M. Gittlitz

A.M. Gittlitz is a journalist and social critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-host of the Antifada podcast and has contributed to The New Inquiry, The New York Times, The Outline, Baffler, Real Life, Salon, and Vice.

He is the author of I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism (use code POSADAS20 here for a 20% discount on purchase).

Follow him on Twitter at @spaceprole.

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Journalist A.M. Gittlitz released his book I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism earlier this year. In it, he explores the fascinating world of the Posadists – a Latin American Trotskyist group who are best known today for their zany beliefs around extra-terrestrial and dolphin intelligence. But their movement had a lot more to it than this, and in its later days would devolve into a cult around the authoritarian leadership of J. Posadas.

Gittlitz drew on considerable archival research and numerous interviews with ex- and current Posadists in writing his book, and he spoke to me about the more cultic elements of this unusual socialist movement.



July 24th, 2020

1 hr 2 mins 53 secs