Jonathan Smucker on The Young Turks with Nomiki Konst

Nomiki Konst (TYT Politics) interviews Jonathan Smucker, author of Hegemony How-to: A Roadmap for Radicals. Get the book here: <a href=”http://a.co/2AAeLm6″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>http://a.co/2AAeLm6

About Jonathan Smucker: He is the Director of Beyond the Choir, a doctoral student of sociology at UC Berkeley, and author of Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals. Organizer in Lancaster, PA. He’s worked for more than two decades as an organizer and strategist in grassroots social movements. He researches collective action, collective identity, and politicization processes, focusing especially on social movements in the United States over the past century.

About Hegemony How-To: Hegemony How-To is a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about questions of power, leadership, and strategy. Hopeful about the potential of today’s burgeoning movements, long-time grassroots organizer Jonathan Smucker nonetheless pulls no punches when confronting their internal dysfunction. Drawing from personal experience, he provides deep theoretical insight into the all-too-familiar radical tendency toward self-defeating insularity and paralyzing purism. At the same time, he offers tools to bridge the divide between social justice values and political strategies, tools that might just help today’s movements to navigate their obstacles—and change the world.

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