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Teach-in by Chris Cutrone on his article "Why Not Trump?" held September 22, 2016 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This teach-in will address Trump's insurgent campaign to transform the Republican Party as a phenomenon of potential political change in the crisis of neoliberalism.

Recommended background reading:

Introductory video playlist at:

Les Deplorables Trump rally video clip:

https://www.facebook.com/TheHill/videos/10154093657009087/

On April 1st, 2016, during its eighth international convention in Chicago, Illinois, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion entitled, “What is socialism? International social democracy.” The panelists were Bernard Sampson, a member of the CPUSA and a precinct chair in Houston, Texas, for the Democratic Party; Karl Belin, a socialist worker, writer, and member of the Pittsburgh Socialist Organizing Committee; Jack Ross, a freelance editor and historian, and author of The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History (2015); and Chris Cutrone, president of the Platypus Affiliated Society.
This panel invites you to reflect on the history of social democracy from a Leftist viewpoint. Such a perspective raises the specter of Socialist (Second) International - the Marxist political organization that led the workers movement for socialism around the turn of the 20th century.