September 25, 2011

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CONVINCE THEM THEY'RE VICTIMS OF ECONOMIC INJUSTICE...:

Whatever Happened to the American Left? (Michael Kazin, 9/24/11, NY Times)

The Tea Party is thus just the latest version of a movement that has been evolving for over half a century, longer than any comparable effort on the liberal or radical left. Conservatives have rarely celebrated a landslide win on the scale of Proposition 13, but their argument about the evils of big government has, by and large, carried the day. President Obama's inability to solve the nation's economic woes has only reinforced the right's ideological advantage.

If activists on the left want to alter this reality, they will have to figure out how to redefine the old ideal of economic justice for the age of the Internet and relentless geographic mobility. During the last election, many hoped that the organizing around Barack Obama's presidential campaign would do just that. Yet, since taking office, Mr. Obama has only rarely made an effort to move the public conversation in that direction.


...when their economic reality is that they're wired and mobile?


Posted by at September 25, 2011 6:05 AM
  

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