Against the Grain

Leveraging Power

What are the best means we have to affect lasting social change? Historian Kevin Young contends that even when progressive candidates are elected to positions of power, their achievements are constrained by the ability of the business class to disinvest in the economy in protest. He argues that, nonetheless, the Left has a powerful tool to make change possible: through mass disruptive action targeting the business class. (Full-length interview.)

Resources:

Tarun Banerjee, Michael Schwartz, and Kevin A. Young, Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do About It Verso, 2020

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Biggabush,Lightning HeadIlu Baje13 Faces of Lightning HeadBELIEVE - Tru Thoughts
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Deee-LiteI Wont Give Up (Remix Version)I Wont Give Up (Remix Version)WMG - Elektra
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