June 18 NYC debate: Can Progressives Move the Democratic Party to the Left?

LEFT FORUM AND THE NATION
In collaboration with the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work, present:

CAN PROGRESSIVES MOVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO THE LEFT?
A debate between Stanley Aronowitz and Laura Flanders

Monday June 18 , 7pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall 365 5th Avenue at 34th St., New York City

Stanley Aronowitz, author of Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future (Paradigm Publishers, 2006), and Laura Flanders, author of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (The Penguin Press, 2007), will discuss and debate the possibilities and limitations of working within the Democratic party. Gary Younge, correspondent for The Guardian and contributor to The Nation will moderate.

Information: 212-817-2003 or leftforum@leftforum.org

STANLEY ARONOWITZ is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, where he is Director of The Center for the Study of Culture, Technology and Work. He is Founding Editor of Social Text and Situations, was Book Review Editor of Social Policy, and serves on the Editorial Board of Ethnography; Cultural Critique. He has authored and edited 24 books, the most recent being Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future (2006).

LAURA FLANDERS is the host of “RadioNation” heard on Air America Radio and syndicated to non-commercial affiliates nationwide. She is the author most recently of Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (The Penguin Press, 2007) and also BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004), an investigation into the women in George W. Bush’s Cabinet.

GARY YOUNGE is a columnist and correspondent for The Guardian and the Alfred Knobler fellow for The Nation. He has written extensively from Southern Africa and throughout Europe, and is author of No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the Deep South (1999), and, most recently, of Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States (2006).

Stanley Aronowitz, Laura Flanders and Gary Younge will be signing their books after the discussion.

Aronowitz was Green Party candidate for Governor of New York in 2002. Flanders was rabidly anti-Nader, and as the title of her book tells you, a yellow-dog Democrat.

Aronowitz is a bit of a windbag, but he’s seen it and done it in independent politics. Flanders’ faux folksy style could drive a shy bald Buddhist to effect a mass murder, but she is a pundit.

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