Hey gang, I’ve got a piece in The New Republic today, riffing on my upbringing at Wesleyan University, my piece for the New York Times Magazine, and campus activism. I talk about why I have love for college activists in general and Wesleyan students in particular, and then lament the way in which today’s campus activists tend to ask the power structure for change, rather than working to undermine it. I counsel them to work up from below, not to try and work from the top down.
This weekend, I had a fun conversation with two of my favorites, Kevin Gosztola and the fierce journalist Rania Khalek, in which I talk the corporatism on campus, the future of activism, the Rich Uncle PennyBags test, and why the left is weak.
Check ’em out.