Americans demonstrably value community—and we realize that our economy isn’t oriented in a way that enables community to thrive.
George Orwell, the Buddha, and neuropsychologists all seem to be sharing the same Noble Truth about our economic and social structures.
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.
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.
John Galt is a fictional character. Karl Marx was real.
I’ve been published in the Summer 2017 issue of Democratic Left. Continue reading Published: Book Reviews for Building a Strategically Magnanimous Left
In which I explore evidence that—as I suspected!—I’m not the only DSA member who might get something out of the Theory of Positive Disintegration.
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
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
A week ago, speaking at one of the most expensive colleges in the nation, Bernie Sanders clarified what he means by democratic socialism. The speech prompted a lot of people—including liberals who still eschew the S-word and socialists who don’t want to dilute it—to argue that Bernie is more of a social democrat than a democratic socialist. On one level, I must agree. Bernie spent a lot of time talking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and FDR himself was not a socialist. However! We can still thank honest-to-goodness socialists for the New Deal. Take a moment to picture what the world … Continue reading Why Socialism, Part 2: What’s in a Name?
Remember when Senator McCain said during his campaign that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong?” It was regarded as a huge blunder because the electorate had come to see that, in fact, the problem may well be rooted in those very fundamentals. Continue reading Why Socialism, Part 1: Perspective at 30,000 Feet