Institutions, democrats and the left: What has to be done

The same problem dooms both the Democrats and the leftwing insurgency within the Democrats: Democrats love and trust America's institutions. This love of institutions makes it impossible for the Democrats to consistently do well- because trust in American institutions is at an all-time low in the electorate generally. Any party which says American institutions are … Continue reading Institutions, democrats and the left: What has to be done

Run your own personal campaign for Bernie Sanders

If I could get one idea through with this essay it's an idea about mindset- think of yourself as running a campaign for Bernie localised to your friends and relatives. Approach it with both discipline and initiative, just like you would if Bernie made you a county organiser. Exactly what tactics and strategies are best … Continue reading Run your own personal campaign for Bernie Sanders

The how and why of writing a heartfelt pro-Corbyn or Bernie Facebook post

Posting on Facebook about politics is often considered a bit low rent, and the more respectable sorts post their political thoughts to Twitter or whatever. However, Facebook has an advantage over Twitter when it comes to spreading political messages- there will be people who read your post who respect you for reasons other than your political … Continue reading The how and why of writing a heartfelt pro-Corbyn or Bernie Facebook post

Thinking about political persuasion from a left-Wing point of view

1. The American left cannot win without persuading large swathes of the right & centre There’s a comforting lie that some parts of the American left like to tell themselves. We don’t need to worry about convincing conservatives- we just need to get non-voters to vote. This has never rung true to me. What evidence … Continue reading Thinking about political persuasion from a left-Wing point of view