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A Rejoinder to Amitai Etzioni’s “Don’t Vent, Win”

  • Jesse BennEmail author
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Abstract

In the summer of 2018 Professor Amitai Etzioni published an article online in Society titled “Don’t Vent, Win” that argued social action on the left should be directed at the ballot box. Rather than venting, e.g. yelling at Trump officials or kicking them out of restaurants, is immoral because it might make it harder for Democrats to win elections. So don’t vent, instead just vote/help Democrats win. This article responds, and disagrees, with Professor Etzioni’s argument.

Keywords

US politics Electoral politics Politics Direct action Social action 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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