Paul Buhle

founded Radical America at age 22, in 1967 and grew into the part. He left the Board in 1973, founded the inconsistently annual Cultural Correspondence (1975-83), the Oral History of the American Left (NYU) and co-founded the Rhode Island Labor History Society, during the same period. He stood on street corners in Chicago, Summer 1964, collecting signatures to get the Socialist Labor Party on the ballot in Illinois. It was tough going.

Strike at the Ballot Box: Bernie Sanders and the Legacy of American Socialism

Strike at the Ballot Box: Bernie Sanders and the Legacy of American Socialism

Think of Occu­py, Black Lives Mat­ter and the Bernie Sanders Cam­paign as waves, all of them lead­ing to the next wave. Instead of mea­sur­ing one against anoth­er, we would do bet­ter to see their con­nec­tions and pos­si­ble rela­tions. In order to unite peo­ple belong­ing to dif­fer­ent move­ments into a longterm, orga­nized rad­i­cal force in this coun­try, we would do well to begin, as C.L.R. James advised, with what they do.