Beyond the Noise: Paul Mason on humanism and the British crisis

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN THIS week’s podcast David Jamieson speaks to author Paul Mason about his new book, ‘Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the Human Being’, and how his belief in radical humanism relates to the politics of Britain and Scotland in the Brexit crisis.

Mason and Jamieson discuss:

00:00 – 11:56: The case for radical humanism, and what sort of emancipatory politics is dervied from that perspective

11:57 – 19:07: How radical humanism fits with the current Brexit crisis and the wider crisis of democracy

19:08 – 27:26: How the European Union fits into any radical project for democracy and freedom

27:27 – 35:33: Should Scottish independence be a project for national sovereignty?

Picture: Lorna Miller