Andrew Levison

Andrew Levison is the author of The Working Class Majority and The Full Employment Alternative.

Recent Articles

When Public Opinions Collide

The progressive challenge of adjusting to a new climate of public opinion on deficits, entitlements, and jobs.

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Class and Warfare

No matter how events develop in the coming months, either in Iraq or in American politics, Democrats who disagree with policies of the Bush administration will still have to confront a fundamental challenge: finding a way to talk foreign affairs with working-class Americans. Until now, Republican mouthpieces and conservative commentators have had only limited success in demonizing Democrats as unpatriotic and weak in their support for the men and women in our armed forces. But the danger remains acute. If Democrats who favor a less belligerent foreign policy do not find the way to effectively present their ideas to working people, the partisan political debate in the coming campaign period could easily lead to a deepening social and political schism between the two groups -- one that would resemble the disastrous polarization that developed during the war in Vietnam. The basic problem today, ironically, is not that the Americans who can be considered working class support the...