Articles by Ben Burgis
The South Then and Now
Adolph Reed’s recollections of growing up under Jim Crow serve as a reminder that unjust regimes have been toppled before and can be toppled again.
How Leftists Should Debate in Mainstream Spaces
Krystal Ball’s recent appearance on Bill Maher’s show provides a case study in how leftists can effectively argue in potentially ideologically hostile territory.
Congressional Progressives Need To Do Better on Foreign Policy—But That Doesn’t Mean Republicans Are Doves
If we care as much about anti-imperialism as we do about domestic policy, we can’t ignore the gap between where Left-aligned members of Congress are and where we need them to be.
The Quest for Red Plenty
The failure of economic planning in the Soviet Union does not mean that effective socialist economic planning will never be possible.
Is “Whataboutism” Always a Bad Thing?
Discussing the crimes of our own country as well as the crimes of others is not always an effort to downplay other countries’ crimes—it can be a test of whether we are serious about our principles.
Arguing with Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck’s minions have produced a visually impressive but intellectually barren guide to socialism.
The Many Bad Arguments Against Medicare For All
Debunking some common talking points.
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