A Compendium of Video and Audio Materials-Section1

Russell Haggar

Site Owner

 Topics in this Section

Section 1 - Aspects of Politics: Theory and Practice

Section 1 - Some Key Historical Topics


Section One

Aspects of Politics: Theory and Practice

Link to Series of Video Lectures on Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, ,Burke ,Marx and others  [By Dr. Pete Woodcock of Huddersfield University

Podcasts on Culture, Power and Politics [From Professor Jeremy Gilbert's site]

Click here for the BBC Radio 4 archive of Melvyn Bragg's "In Our Time" [Culture; History: Philosophy; Religion; Science]

Lectures on Plato, Hobbes, Rousseau, Paine, Wollstonecraft, De Beauvoir, Fanon, Foucault, Butler and more from University of British Columbia NEW April 2014

 Lecture Course European Civilization 1648= 1945: John Merriman

Michel Foucault: Beyond Good and Evil    December 2014

Philosophy Lectures from Professor Rick Roderick [R.I.P]    December 2014

The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the C20th  [Also from Professor Roderick]     December 2014

 Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity    December 2014

Albert Camus : In Our Time

Click here and here for two You tube collections of Bryan Magee discussion programmes on Philosophers [Some overlap]

Click here for An Introduction to General Philosophy [from Oxford University]

 Click here for  a Yale Lecture Course on Political Philosophy

Click here and here for items on Thomas Hobbes [In Our Time and Yale University lecture]

Machiavelli : Documentary 1: Documentary 2  Dramatised Documentary

Thomas Paine {You Tube: Part OnePart Two]

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Radio Serial One: TwoThree

Stephanie Flanders’ three part  series for the BBC: Masters of Money: John Maynard KeynesFriedrich HayekKarl Marx 

 Human: All Too Human: Friedrich Nietzsche ; Martin Heidegger; [3 part video series]  

Western Philosophy: The School of Life

Gloria de Piero on Mary Wollstonecraft     March 2014

For a two part lecture on Mary Wollstonecraft click here and here

 Laurie Taylor: Thinking Allowed on Neoliberalism  OneTwo

Laurie Taylor : Thinking Allowed on Capitalism with Ha-Joon Chang and David Harvey

Laurie Taylor: Thinking Allowed on Michel Foucault

Laurie Taylor : Thinking Allowed on Walter Benjamin

David Harvey's Animation on Crises of Capitalism

David Harvey in discussion on "Hard Talk"

David Harvey LSE Lecture : The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism    September 2020

 David Harvey RSA Lecture  [Shorter version] :

Tony Benn: OneTwo

Marx was Right {IQ2 debate]

Why Marx was Right[ Terry Eagleton discusses his book]    March 2014

Click here for a series of audio lectures with slides on Antonio Gramsci presented by Professor Bob Jessop.

Click and scroll down for  two  Guardian series of articles by Peter Thompson  on Marxism and on The Frankfurt School    April 2014

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine

The Films and Documentaries of John Pilger [Nearly all of them!!]     February 2014


Some Key Historical Topics

Alan Brown's History Videos on You Tube [Information on First and Second World Wars  and much more]

Mr Allsop's You Tube History Channel [About 200 hundred videos usually 10-20 minutes!]

The Crusades One Two

The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 [Documentary presented by Tony Robinson]

The Wars of the Roses

Various Clips from BBC Series : The Stuarts

The English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell

The Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution

William Pitt : The Younger   [Lecture by William Hague]

Gladstone and Disraeli: OneTwoThreeFourFiveSix

David Lloyd George


Churchill's legacy

The French Revolution

Terror, Robespierre and the  French Revolution

Napoleon Bonaparte OneTwoThree ; Four

The British Empire   1-5

The Fall of the British Empire OneTwoThree

Further Topics

Section 2- The USSR and Russia

Section 2 - The Middle East

Section 2 - China

Section 2 - The History of Ireland

Section 2 - The Cold War [24 part series]

Section 3 - The Mass Media [NEW links added March 2014]

Section 3 - Recent Developments in Feminism

Section 3 - Welfare and Inequality

Section 4 - Annual Political Reviews  2015-2019

Section 4 - Conservatives 1979-2020

Section 4 - Labour: 1979-2020

Section 4 - Liberal Democrats

Section 4 - The Financial Crisis

Section 4- British Government Institutions

Section 5 - USA Presidents from J. F. Kennedy to Barak Obama

Section 5 - The USA In the Vietnam War 1962 -1975 

Section 5 - Recent Presidential Elections

Section 5 - The US Supreme Court