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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Her Critics

Raina Lipsitz The Nation
After a high-profile national tour, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends her perceived missteps — and calls cynicism “the greatest enemy of the progressive left.”

What Would a Socialist America Look Like?

Politico Magazine Politico
We asked thinkers on the left—and a couple of outliers—to describe their vision for a re-imagined American economy. Just a decade ago, “socialism” was a dirty word in American politics. Not anymore.

Socialism and the Liberal Imagination

Mason B. Williams Dissent
How do socialist demands become liberal common sense? The history of the New Deal offers a useful lesson. It had a recognition that a good society rests on a sense of mutuality, reciprocity, and community spoke to what was wrong with a market society

Whom Is the DSA Reaching? The Teens.

Abdullah Shihipar The Nation
Since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, there has been a renewed interest in the Democratic Socialists of America. This has also been a banner year for high-school organizing. Their activism is not new - some are now calling themselves socialists.

Tidbits - Aug. 9, 2018 - Reader Comments: Ron Dellums; What Trump Knew, When; Spike Lee; Boots Riley; Religious Freedom; Jewish Voice for Peace on Jeremy Corbyn; Nuclear Free Future Month; Resources; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Ron Dellums Remembered; What Trump Knew and When; Spike Lee; Boots Riley; Religious Freedom Under Trump; Israel-Ukraine; NATO; Jewish Voice for Peace on Jeremy Corbyn; Nuclear Free Future Month; Resources; Announcements; and more...
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