The radical left always wants to “overturn the system” but rarely acknowledges how often it fails with disastrous results.
Where I discuss the defining characteristics of an “alternative” political philosophy.
I sat down for an online interview with Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, presidential candidate for the Socialist Party USA, to discuss the state of his campaign and how the left should approach the right.
This is the second in a series where I read and discuss a radical book on the left or right. This time, I address a book related to radical Black organizing in Detroit in the 60s and 70s.
The “alternative right” made inroads in 2015, but continues to be the same old right wing you didn’t like the first time.
Student-led inquiry of controversial topics has its pitfalls, but it should be at the heart of implementing the Common Core curriculum.
The radical and the liberal suffer from opposite afflictions.* The radical, taking her distance from the mainstream as a measure of her probity, hastens the isolating slide. Existing in a brutally unjust world, her marginality, she reasons, is prima facie proof of her rectitude; if proximity to the center is a proxy for determining one’s…
Though the post-Lugar media tide has subsided, the American Right’s growing radicalism is still a leading theme of American political coverage. Even before Lugar’s unceremonious exit from public life, the Tea Party and other far-right-wing groups were attracting serious attention. Whatever else Lugar’s exit means, it’s clear that the American Right is engaged in a…