Michael Kazin the 63 year old US history professor, co-editor of Dissent magazine and former member of Students for a Democratic Society during the 1960’s, has released a book titled ‘American Dreamers: How the left changed a Nation’. Kazin in an interview with thebrowser, states “…the populist movement of the 1890s and the Socialist Party in the early 20th century … articulated an anti-corporate platform which continues to be influential even in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations … you have civil disobedience, which abolitionists were known for. You have nonviolence and a “beloved community”, which civil rights protesters were known for. And you have a very strong emphasis on the 99% being injured by the 1%, and a critique of American democracy as being corrupted by big money, that began in the late 19th century…”


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