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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ABOUT THIS EPISODE
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.
I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism — by A.M. Gittlitz, 2020 (Use code POSADAS20 for 20% discount)
J. Posadas, the Trotskyist Who Believed in Intergalactic Communism — an interview with A.M. Gittlitz by David Broder, Jacobin, 5 April 2020
July 24th, 2020
1 hr 2 mins 53 secs