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Progressives Should Read Progressive History—So They Don’t Blow It This Time

The original progressive reform movement was flexible and broad.

That’s why it worked.

  • Joshua Zeitz
  • Politico

“Medicare for All.” “The Green New Deal.” Calls to overhaul the Supreme Court and replace the Electoral College.

Many activists today are heralding a new progressive movement—a successor to the vibrant reform coalition that swept both major political parties in the early years of the 20th century.

There’s more than a little truth to this comparison.

America’s current reality—marked by rising income inequality, the concentration of political and economic power and changing patterns of work and…

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