Strange Alchemy: The party surrogate and socialist politics in DSA

Written with Emma Wilde Botta. Originally posted at Tempest.

There’s a new consensus growing among leaders and caucuses of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA): there will be no break from the Democratic Party. At least, not any time soon. Since 2016, the electoral debate in DSA has been about how to build an independent party. It was taken as a…