Virtual Event: John B. Judis + Derek Chollet | The German Marshall Fund
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:30am — 10:30am
As the pandemic depression lays bare the failure of market capitalism worldwide, and as protesters flood the streets in unprecedented numbers seeking racial and economic equality, you can find something in common among many of those disillusioned with the way things are—socialism. How did this happen? Why now?
John Judis, himself a veteran of socialist movements, explores how an ideology thought to be long dead has taken hold as a broad movement among younger people dissatisfied with mainstream politics both on the right and the left, in America, Great Britain, and elsewhere in Europe and the world. From Karl Marx to Eduard Bernstein, Eugene Debs to Victor Berger, Bernie Sanders to Jeremy Corbyn, The Socialist Awakening chronicles the rebirth of an idea driven by a rising anti-capitalist resentment among those looking to reclaim public power over the direction of private enterprise—an idea that has become urgent in the wake of the pandemic and the economic depression.
Join us on Wednesday, October 21, at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
John B. Judis is Editor-At-Large at Talking Points Memo and author of many books, including The Socialist Awakening: What's Different Now About The Left, The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics, Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and The Emerging Democratic Majority, co-written with Ruy Teixeira. He has written for numerous publications, including The New Republic, The National Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and The Washington Post.
Derek Chollet is executive vice president and senior advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. He is also a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, a senior fellow at the Kissinger Center at Johns Hopkins SAIS, an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies. His next book, The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America’s Role in the World, will be published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.
"A pragmatic view of systemic social change." —Kirkus Reviews As the pandemic depression lays bare the failure of market capitalism worldwide, and as protesters flood the streets in unprecedented numbers seeking racial and economic equality, you can find something in common among many of those disillusioned with the way things are—socialism. How did this happen?… more