Barry Commoner and the Citizens Party

Jeff Faux writes at The American Prospect:

“Barry Commoner ran for president in 1980 on the ticket of the now-defunct Citizens Party, an episode few on the left remember and the obituaries dismissed as a quirky personal misadventure. It was more than that. The Citizens Party was an effort to respond to the early signals that the Democratic Party was on the way to becoming morally and intellectually bankrupt. Three decades later, that ugly process is almost complete.”

Read More: Barry Commoner and the Dream of a Liberal Third Party.

Footnote: I’m proud to say that I voted for Commoner that year. It was one of those rare times that I didn’t feel I was voting for the lesser of two evils.

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