May 19, 2006
Ideas From An Old-Fashioned Progressive
Though I admire Sam Smith for a lot of reasons, perhaps most of all it's because he reminds me of what I tell myself I want to be like. Not that he's entirely consistent in what he thinks—nor am I—and, anyhow, consistency is an over-rated virtue. What matters is his humanity. And I'm fascinated by what he's learned from decades of political activism at the grass-roots level. For those unfamiliar with Sam and his website, Progressive Review, I urge you to make a note of it and check it regularly. For the rest I hope you enjoy hearing Sam in his own words as much as I have. There's no doubt in my mind: he's decades ahead of our time. This podcast runs about an hour and nine minutes. Enjoy!