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Recent Opinion Pieces

Students for a Democratic Society & the American Left

The 50th anniversary of the 1962 Port Huron statement, founding document of Students for a Democratic Society, arrives at a time when renewed progressive activism in the US has rekindled. From Wisconsin’s continuing struggle against a tea-party governor out to destroy labor unions, to the nation-wide Occupy movement, to the explosion of fury over the killing of Trayvon Martin, the number of Americans engaged in political thinking has increased geometrically.

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