Ep. 56: The Meaning of Democratic Socialism w/ Benjamin Studebaker
What is the meaning of Democratic Socialism? In the wake  of both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory and Cynthia Nixon’s claim that she identifies as a democratic socialist, activists and political actors of all stripes are circling the wagons as they attempt to carve out the meaning on democratic socialism. Joining us this week to hash out these questions is Benjamin Studebaker, a PhD student in Politics at Cambridge University, whose blog pieces claiming that “the left is not a church” caused quite a stir a few months ago. Tune in for a discussion on how socialists should engage with this exciting moment.

-We referenced Michael Kinnucan’s excellent piece, “Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won,” towards the end of the episode: jacobinmag.com/2018/06/alexandri…cratic-socialists

-Find Studebaker’s most relevant pieces here: “The Left is not a Church,” benjaminstudebaker.com/2018/04/28/th…not-a-church/

and

“The Church Left is Proving My Point,” benjaminstudebaker.com/2018/04/29/th…ing-my-point/

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