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? Continue reading Physics, Politics, and Visionary Intelligence
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