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Occupy Congress: Norman Solomon Sees a Role for Progressive Legislators

Occupy Congress: Norman Solomon Sees a Role for Progressive Legislators

Robert Jensen

Conventional politics in the United States focuses on elections, while left activists typically argue that political change comes not from electing better politicians but building movements strong enough to force politicians to accept progressive change.

Norman Solomon has concluded it isn’t either/or. A prominent writer and leader in left movements for decades, Solomon is running for Congress in the hopes of being practical and remaining principled.