As the economic recovery stagnates and Washington leadership devolves into petty dysfunction, America’s longstanding power structures appearincreasingly unable to sustain themselves. In a new series of videos produced in collaboration between The Nation and On The Earth Productions and recorded at the 10th Annual Fighting Bob Fest in Madison, Wisconsin, Cornel West, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jim Hightower, Thom Hartmann and other progressive luminaries discuss the the potential for a national escalation in social unrest—and the need for an innovative new progressive agenda.

Check back each Wednesday for new videos in this series.

—Teresa Cotsirilos