Ted Morgan

Ted (Edward P.) Morgan (epm2@lehigh.edu) is professor of political science at Lehigh University and author of What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy (University Press of Kansas).

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Views
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Are the Democrats Dead (Again)?
Have we ever seen a more incompetent Federal Government? For more than 40 years, the Republican party has been captured by neoliberal right wingers who've led this country further and further into decline while a tiny portion of the population reaped obscene levels of wealth. The Republicans have...
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Neoliberal capitalism will not, and cannot, provide universal health care. (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) Views
Friday, April 03, 2020
The Message—and Meaning—of COVID-19
There is, perhaps, a silver lining in the dark cloud of anxiety, fear, suffering and death brought to us by the coronavirus pandemic. Namely a growing, intense awareness that we are all one. We humans. The entire globe that is engulfed by this disease. Similar glimpses of this awareness once came...
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The real hope represented by Bernie Sanders’ campaign is that he can pull together these sharply separated populations—in the process shifting the focus to the elite forces whose propaganda has kept them apart. (Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Why the Democrats Should Back Bernie Sanders: And Why They Won’t, If They Can Possibly Help It
If they were smart, the Democratic Party would support Bernie Sanders as their nominee. But of course, they won’t, if there’s any way they can prevent his nomination. Not surprisingly, Sanders’ PAC-supported or big money opponents, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg, have belittled...
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Friday, March 16, 2018
50 Years Later, What Can We Learn From the My Lai Massacre?
On March 16, 1968, platoons from the army’s Charlie and Bravo companies began an assault on the village of Son My and particularly the hamlet of My Lai in South Vietnam. Without encountering a single act of resistance from Viet Cong guerrillas, the American soldiers brutally killed roughly 504...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Tragedy of the Two Americas
As the world struggles to make sense of the 2016 election, my mind traveled back to two books I read recently: Eddie Glaude’s Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul , and Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right ...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Sorry, Corporate Media: The More Americans Hear Bernie Sanders, The More They Like Him
Dear Corporate Media: In bringing us the 2016 election spectacle, you demonstrate once again that the national mass media in the United States function, consciously or not, as the guardians of “managed democracy.” That is, as the distinguished political scientist Sheldon Wolin observed, democracy...
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Thursday, February 02, 2012
Occupy Chicago in 2012, Not 1968
This past week billionaire George Soros warned that the world capitalist system faced the potential of massive street violence if not “collapse.”
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Friday, October 14, 2011
From Occupation to Democratization: A Global Turning?
From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy (Everywhere) Together and now to Saturday’s Global Occupation protests, the protest moment has spread like wildfire.
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