Why an army of young people is joining DSA.
Anna Heyward for The Nation
24,000 people — 70 to 80 percent of them under 35 — have joined DSA since November 2016. Here’s the first long-form chronicle of the party’s 35-year history. Its founder, Michael Harrington, aimed to put aside the left’s infighting, forming an independent coalition working inside and outside the Democratic Party — in other words, a kind of friendly socialist lobby.
Anna Heyward will be available for remote interviews on the history of the Democratic Socialists of America through the new year. In 2018, she will be available for comment from New York, NY.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Heyward is a writer in New York and works on The New Yorker‘s editorial staff.
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