Conference Review: Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) Annual Conference, June 21st-23rd 2023, Northumbria University.
Reviewed by Alex Riggs This year’s Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) conference began with an appeal. At the conference’s opening tribute to Iwan Morgan, the Emeritus Professor […]
Book Review: American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory by Gary Dorrien
Over recent years, American democratic socialism has experienced a remarkable revival. This includes Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s electoral success, but also the transformation of institutions like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) from a 6,000-member organisation with an average age of 68 in the mid-2010s to a 94,915-strong group with an average age of 33 by 2021. But as Gary Dorrien uncovers in American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion and Theory, this politics has a history that stretches back long before today.