Only in America? The False Dichotomy Between Movement Building and Electoral Politics
Most people we might think of as being on the American left don't generally embrace the idea of "American exceptionalism." There is one apparent exception to this unexceptional point of view, however, at least in some corners of the American left. That is the notion that in the U.S. - unlike any other country with a reasonably democratic system - electoral politics are somehow only an optional part of a serious political movement.