Introduction  

It should be common sense—but often is not—that nearly every act of production, construction, service, transmission, transportation, and health care in America is performed by working men and women, most of whom earn less money and respect than they deserve. …







Returning to Our Roots  

We are living in an age of austerity and, together with most Europeans and the Japanese, will probably have to endure it for some time to come. The truly wretched “compromise” on the debt limit that Barack Obama agreed to …













From Cairo to Madison  

“Democracy is nothing if it is not dangerous,” declared Carl Oglesby in 1965. As president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the largest group on the white New Left, he was rebutting liberals who were displeased that communists could …



Has the U.S. Left Made a Difference?  

The Left has been a complete, if noble, failure: it’s one of the oldest clichés of American history. “Radicalism in the United States has no great triumphs to record,” asserted Christopher Lasch, and “…the sooner we begin to understand why …