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Whether Democratic Socialists of America’s decision not to endorse a presidential candidate is important enough to merit a New York Times op-ed is an open question. I’d probably say not. In fact, one can make an argument that DSA doesn’t need per se to do so, as socialists can have other projects to work on. […]

The Next Recession

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On November 13, 2019

One thought I’ve had a lot over the last couple of years is that the real power of the rejuvenated left will truly be determined in the next recession, not in this presidential election. The big

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I’ve been reading Max Elbaum’s 2002 book Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che. It’s a deep insider account of the internal dynamics of sixties radicals who identified as communists beginning in 1968. I’ve joked for years that there are more books about communists in America than there ever were […]
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Cult of Personality

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On June 28, 2018
I hate to write about Bernie Sanders at LGM because so many LGM commenters turn themselves into idiots whenever he comes up, stereotypes of how the left sees this blog as a bunch of centrist hacks. But ignoring that, Bernie has been a great leader for a long time on a lot of issues. But […]
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