Monday, September 26, 2011

"Whatever Happened to the American Left?"

May Day celebration in Union Square, New York City, 1934 (Associated Press).

Michael Kazin (NY Times op-ed):
...the left must realize that when progressives achieved success in the past, whether at organizing unions or fighting for equal rights, they seldom bet their future on politicians. They fashioned their own institutions — unions, women’s groups, community and immigrant centers and a witty, anti-authoritarian press — in which they spoke up for themselves and for the interests of wage-earning Americans. MORE...

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