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About This Author
Michael Gecan, an organizer with Industrial Areas Foundation for over 25 years, is author of After America’s Midlife Crisis and Going Public.
Lessons from a community organizer on building political power.
Ordinary people have proven that they can access political life.
Cities can make decisions. Cities can set their own priorities. Cities can resist the self-interested categories of those with extraordinary wealth.
American education used to be locally controlled and highly pragmatic. Not anymore.
Isn’t the whole national political scene just so depressing?
My quarrel is not with Gilens’s insights, but the premise of his argument.
The Chicago way of doing politics.
Policy wonks, patronage, and the possibilities of the grassroots
Urban decline moves to the suburbs
Contempt for religion costs Democrats more than votes.
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