Guest Joseph Schwartz, in conversation with host Hugh Taft-Morales, explores the renewal of interest in socialism following the surprising success of Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy. Is socialism a viable answer to inequality and a “Capitalism in Crisis” in Twenty-first Century America?
A distinguished scholar of political thought and democratic theory, Schwartz’s teaching and published work focuses on the complex interaction among morality, ideology, and political and institutional development. He has authored two award winning books, The Permanence of the Political (1995), and The Future of Democratic Equality (2009), as well as numerous scholarly articles. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards for both his research and distinguished teaching including from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Lindback prize for teaching excellence.