SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The quest to transform this country cannot be limited to challenging its brutal police if the roots of oppression and inequality that constitute what many activists refer to as “racial capitalism” are left in place.
SOURCE: The Correspondent
by Rutger Bregman
From higher taxes for the wealthy to more robust government, the time has come for ideas that seemed impossible just months ago.
by Isser Woloch
After the military defeat of Nazism, the governments of Britain, France and the United States made uneven and incomplete progress to remake their societies along more egalitarian lines, but their efforts should be seen as part of an international trend.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Mitchell Abidor
If Mr. Trump is re-elected, many DSA members could spend the next four years suffering little more than the pangs of political outrage. But millions of less fortunate people would suffer real consequences.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Merlin Chowkwanyun
McCarthyism's residual effects are on display any time an ambitious domestic policy proposal is denounced as “socialist.”
by Moshik Temkin
Because his support is so concentrated among the young, and because the problems he vowed to fight will only get worse whether Trump or Biden wins, this movement is only likely to grow, and its next leaders might eventually succeed where he failed.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Robert Draper
Throughout his insurgent campaign, he remained steadfast in his radical vision—and forced a reckoning for the Democratic Party.
SOURCE: New York Daily News
by Joshua Freeman
Mid-20th-century New York had serious flaws, including poverty, economic inequality (though not as bad as today), and racial and gender discrimination. But it stands as an example of what can be done when the power of government is combined with a capacious vision of human rights, equality, and democracy.
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