How did the collapse of the New Deal coalition make way for the modern Democratic Party? What role has socialists played in America and in the development of the Democratic agenda? How does the 1960s continue to define the Democratic Party, and the political evolution of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton? What is the lasting legacy of the Occupy Movement?
In the twelfth episode of Campaign Context, Professor Michael Kazin (Georgetown University) discusses the history of the Democratic Party and the left. Kazin is an authority on American political history and social movements. His numerous books include American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan, and America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s. Professor Kazin also serves a co-editor of Dissent, a leading magazine of the American left.