Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University, emeritus coeditor of Dissent, and the author of What It Took to Win: A History of the Democratic Party.
The left’s hope lies in reviving the tradition of speaking in credible, urgent, moral ways about policies to aid the great majority.
Say what you will about the sins of the Bush Administration. But credit it with one small but welcome accomplishment: It has moved Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
“You are the heirs of one of the country’s great traditions, the Progressive movement that started late in the nineteenth century and remade the American experience piece by piece,” Bill Moyers
During the harsh New York City winter of 1909-10, 20,000 garment workers marched and picketed to win recognition of their union.