Fred Siegel Explains It All, Part 2

In this second installment of our conversation with Fred Siegel, we explore Fred’s roots as a “social democrat” as it was meant in the postwar era (or until, as Fred explains, the New Left destroyed it in the 1960s), and the evolution of his views because of the Vietnam War, his tutelage under Irving Howe at Dissent magazine, and his thoughts about the “Frankfurt School”—a leftist sect of the early postwar years that may have faded somewhat from view today, but which remains a very important background influence for leftist thought.  This installment is about 7 minutes long:

And if you missed Part 1, you can find it right here.


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