Let’s face it, the U.S. left is a long way right now from contending for power. One of many useful questions asked at last week’s Left Forum in NYC invited some of us to speculate on what an authentic 21st century U.S. left might look like. Here’s what I came up with. 1. An authentic left must
Without parties, all we have are activists, responsible to nobody except their own consciences. That doesn’t lead to contending for power, it leads to “activist-ism” if there can be such a word.