Politiker und Wahlen, Wählen Sie frei, Äußern Sie aktiv Ihr demokratisches Recht, Online-Referendum
Democratic Party (United States)

Social Democratic agenda

Democratic Party (United States) 53%

button ElectionsMeter.com

The standard view I encounter is that the left has a once in a generation (maybe once in a century) opportunity to enact its agenda, and if we don't do it now, and quickly, we're sunk. I'm sympathetic to this view because it's true that crisis really does create opportunity, because conservatism really is as discredited as its been in decades, and because the American constitutional system is so unruly and hostile to change that electoral alignments like the one Democrats currently enjoy are rare. 

But there's also the possibility that we're at the beginning of a long era of social democratic ascendence. I think both demographic trends and the nature of the kinds of social, economic problems we're facing make that fairly likely. That's why I wrote that: 

I wonder, though, if we won't look back and see him as a figure similar to Nixon. I don't mean we'll see him as a tragic, corrupt man driven by his pathological attachment to sundry resentments but as a president whose visionary understanding of a new political dynamic didn't translate into policy changes on a sufficient scale. The ship of state was subject to many of the same inertial forces during Nixon's time as well, and despite Nixon's geniu. in harnessing the power of the culture wars, when it came to domestic policy, he more or less maintained, even expanded, the liberal state.

...

by Christopher Hayes

See Nation

 


spetr -
Markierenno spam

ElectionsMeter ist nicht verantwortlich für den Inhalt des Arguments. Bitte wenden Sie sich immer an den Autor des Textes. Jeder Text, der in ElectionsMeter veröffentlicht wird, sollte den Namen des Autors und den Verweis auf die ursprüngliche Quelle beinhalten. Die Nutzer sollten das Gesetz über den Schutz des Urheberrechts berücksichtigen. Bitte lesen Sie sorgfältig die Nutzungsbedingungen der Website.

 
load menu