What are the origins of modern conservatism?  The failed Goldwater campaign?  Or the Cold War era discontent of midwestern small capitalists?  Historian Kathryn Olmstead argues that it should be located even earlier, in the intense and massive labor unrest that took place in the fields of California in the 1930s.  The response by growers and … Continued


Bernie Sanders, the self-styled democratic socialist from Vermont, catalyzed the discontent of many Americans with economic inequality and injustice — and with the mainstream of the Democratic Party, which has presided over neoliberalism. However, Jeffrey St. Clair argues, Sanders not only butted up against the formidable Clinton machine, but was hobbled by his own political … Continued