The New York Times is trying to convince us that “Middle America” can never be won over to Bernie Sanders’s left-wing platform. Don’t listen to the nonsense — workers everywhere can and should be organized.
Marcie Smith teaches in the department of economics at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She has a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law.
The legendary nonviolence theorist Gene Sharp wasn’t just a lonely scholar studying how political change happens. He was a Cold War defense intellectual whose ideas left a profound imprint on the way America wields power in the world.
Gene Sharp has been called the most important American political figure you’ve never heard of. How did a militant Cold Warrior come to wield so much influence in protest movements from Venezuela to the Middle East?