For much of the 20th century, Cold War politics defined socialism as the antithesis of democracy. Today, an insurgent democratic socialist movement is transforming US politics. It is socialism that is at the forefront of a fight for a radical deepening of democracy, one in which ordinary people exercise control over our political, economic and social lives—and one in which the people is expansively defined to include those excluded by racist immigration law and mass incarceration. Dan discusses this, and more, with filmmaker and writer Astra Taylor.
Read Astra’s article on socialism here: newrepublic.com/article/153804/reclaiming-future-growing-appeal-socialism-age-inequality
Check out her film, What is Democracy? on your preferred streaming service.
And her book, Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, here: us.macmillan.com/books/9781250179845
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