To avoid runaway climate change, we need to transform our societies’ economic priorities. But the Green New Deal can’t succeed unless it enjoys working people’s active support — and starts out from their existing moral assumptions.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy teaches law at Columbia University. His most recent book is This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth.
Donald Trump is the grotesque embodiment of market principles. In climbing back from his disastrous four years, one of our aims must be to wrest back democracy from the market.
Bernie Sanders’s campaign was caricatured as irrationally angry, even Trumpian. In reality, it gave voice to the voiceless, raised people’s sense of what’s possible through collective action, and refused to accept that exploitation and the fear of economic devastation should be the lot of millions.
We live in an interwoven, interconnected world where an injury to one is truly an injury to all. We must confront the coronavirus with solidarity and fight for a society where the health of all is more important than profits for a few.
Liberalism has become decadent, and conservatism has become particularly vile. The only option for anyone who cares about freedom and decency is to get behind the socialist.
The only just future is one in which every person is given the chance to flourish — without exploiting other people or the planet.
Legal scholar Jedediah Purdy talks about Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court’s looming crisis of legitimacy, and how the Left can take advantage of that crisis.
Establishment pundits like Bret Stephens are trying to revive the Cold War, using the sloppiest of anti-left arguments.
Bernie Sanders’s nationally televised town hall spotlighted the type of politics we need to beat Trump.
The Democratic Party’s abandonment of the working class cleared the space for Trump.