How New York City socialists and their allies combined electoral muscle with front-stoop politicking to keep Amazon’s headquarters out of the city.
Susan Kang is an associate professor of political science at John Jay College, City University of New York. She is the author of Human Rights and Labor Solidarity: Trade Unions in the Global Economy.
Andrew Cuomo took his victory lap in last week’s New York election. But the incumbent class below him has been shattered, and his base is hungry for radical change.
The transactional political class was no match for the passion and moral clarity of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the broader socialist movement.
The corrupt New York governor’s progressive reputation is a carefully stage-managed illusion.