About

My name is Scott Remer. I received a master’s in political thought and intellectual history at the University of Cambridge, and I studied ethics, politics, and economics at Yale in undergrad. I am a freelance writer and have been published in venues such as In These Times, Common Dreams, OpenDemocracy, Africa Is a Country, CounterPunch, Philosophy Now, and the LA Review of Books’ Philosophical Salon. I am available for writing jobs and specialize in analysis of current events, historical pieces, and political theory pieces.

Occupy Wall Street and Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns reintroduced socialism to an American audience after the Cold War, but there’s still a lot of confusion as to what exactly ‘democratic socialism’ means. This blog is a place for me to explain democratic socialism and its relevance for the USA and our world simply and clearly, to as broad an audience as possible. It covers history, economics, politics, and philosophy, with a special focus on the United States. Many of my posts are based on the manuscript of a book I’ve written (and am hoping to get published) on democratic socialism. I will try to dispel the many myths and misconceptions about democratic socialism that Americans have been exposed to over the years.

Great ideas like democratic socialism aren’t difficult to understand. If we want to fix our crisis-ridden world, stave off the worst of global warming, eliminate obscene inequality, prevent economic collapse, and create societies truly worth living in, then democratic socialism is the way to go.