Owen & Eaves: "How the Left Is Killing Progressivism"
But they are engaged. They start non-governmental organizations, work internationally, create social enterprises, start businesses or advocate outside of organized politics. Among our peers, the progressive spirit is strong, but progressive politics just does not resonate. How did this happen? The answer is surprising.
It is not a vast right-wing conspiracy that is killing progressivism. It is the left.
Taylor Owen and David Eaves have been doing some serious thinking. The result is in the Literary Review of Canada.
Make of it what you will, but their essay makes particular sense as a contribution to a conversation that has been unfolding for some time in such places as the Eustonian-toned Democratiya, and among our friends over at Platypus 1917 (On Zombies and Sectarians: The Left is Dead), and also, in a roundabout way, in the pages of Rebel Sell: Why The Culture Can't Be Jammed, by Andrew Potter and Joseph Heath (see Soaked in the Blood of Jerry Garcia.)
It was via Potter I noticed it in the first place.