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American Political Climate

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal IV: A Full Development Society

James Block | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
James Block

The current movement on the streets building before our eyes, following the vast cohort of young people in the Obama campaign, tells us that the American dream perseveres. If without a vision the people perish, what cannot be achieved in its service?

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal III: A Call to New Truths

James Block | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
James Block

Real equality of opportunities must be through equality of capabilities...to achieve valuable functioning. --Amartya Sen A Common Inheritance A...

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal II: It Takes a Village

James Block | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
James Block

To move beyond their cautious pragmatism, progressives must abandon the self-defeating assumptions of the past. They must reject the false choice between social justice and individual freedom.

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal: Demanding the Just Society

James Block | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
James Block

Finally, serious opposition has emerged against the full-scale, right wing and corporate takeover of American society.