LDSA Socialist Syllabus

In August 2022, Louisville DSA approved a new political education syllabus. We will be reading and discussing the texts in the syllabus in a series of meetings, beginning with the first week "What is Socialist Organizing?" on Tuesday, November 22nd. Read what you can (a little or a lot!) and join us as we tackle the important questions for our work in our times.

Peter CAMEJO
"LIBERALISM, LEFTISM, OR MASS ACTION"

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Audio Recording
Question: “What are the three orientations described in Camejo’s piece?”


Mike PArker
"DEMOCRACY IS POWER"


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Questions:

  • What are the means and what is the goal when Parker speaks of the role of unions and democracy?

  • Why is it beneficial for unions to be democratically organized?

  • If a union isn’t democratically organized, how else may it be organized?

  • How does the question of democratic organization then relate to DSA?



ROBERT LEVERTIS BELL & GRETA SMITH
"A HIERARCHY OF SOCIALIST POLITICAL OBJECTIVES"

Question: “How would you describe the priorities of criteria for Socialist political objectives?”