DSA chapters around the country stood up to defend Black lives after the police murder of George Floyd.
In a 1,000-page sequel to his groundbreaking Capital in the 21st Century, French economist Thomas Piketty lays out the kinds of policies we’ll need to enact in order to prevent the dystopian future of extreme inequality that we’re currently headed for. He spoke with Democratic Left by Skype.
With humility and an open heart, socialists can make change in rural spaces too.
Re-reading this book in light of recent events — Sanders’s defeat in the primaries, the pandemic, the economic crisis, and the reemergence of anti-racist street protest — was bittersweet and somewhat emotionally jarring, but it offered a bracing, useful, and positive re-grounding in the basics of democratic socialist politics.