Americans demonstrably value community—and we realize that our economy isn’t oriented in a way that enables community to thrive.
As I read The True Believer, it struck me: I’m reading a book about the unilevel disintegration of TPD’s Level II. And this fits pretty well with my experience working in movements.
An old favorite book of mine is all about what happens to people who stubbornly think for themselves, and go through positive disintegration in the process.
The Democratic Socialists of America has always been a safe space for people to grow politically. It’s time to push back against some bullies who didn’t get that memo when they joined.
Dabrowski put them all at Level I, but what if these alt-right trolls are at something more like Negative Level III?
Knowledge, good will, and fearless speech: that’s what I seek through this blog.
If Einstein were a young visionary today, how likely would he be to escape the Patent Office?
I’ve been published in the May 2017 issue of In These Times. Continue reading Published: In These Times Up For Debate
I’ve been published in the Spring 2017 issue of Democratic Left. Continue reading Published: My Interview With Bernie Campaign Leader
I know the Democrats will pick a candidate who’s “smart,” but even among bright people, there are a lot of different ways of being smart.
If you really want to convince someone, you’ll have better odds if you understand and address these five “core concerns.” Continue reading Using Core Concerns to Help Dump Trump
Many of the people I’ve met since moving to DC appear to be miserable. Their misery comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s tied to narrow unfulfilled needs, while others are stressed and broadly dissatisfied with … Continue reading Questioning 40 Hours
Millennials, including those who don’t much love Hillary Clinton, do celebrate the nomination of a woman to be president, and can learn from the women who fought to pave the way. Continue reading A Moment for Empathy Across Generations
Progressives don’t know their cultural history, while the Right Wing has capitalized the power of idealism. Continue reading This Pie is Not in the Sky: How Idealism Moves Reality
New York Times readers should know that a study columnist Nicholas Kristof cited to cast doubt on Bernie Sanders’ health care plan was funded by a Wall Street billionaire who has made it his mission to strip away the social safety net for middle class Americans. Continue reading NYT’s Kristof Spreads Wall Street Austerian’s FUD