Ideas from the left

Jennifer Nix, publisher of Glenn Greenwald’s How Would a Patriot Act?, explains how to create a liberal bestseller at The Nation.

Greenwald went from first-time blogger to best-selling author in a little over six months on the strength of his ideas, which were formulated online, and the distribution power made possible by the Internet. And Greenwald’s success was fueled by the passion of the blog communities.

This story is also a lesson for progressives. At a time when the right is insisting that the left has no ideas and mainstream media seem unwilling or unable to cover progressive ideas intelligently, we must create our own vehicles to carry our ideas to the American public.

David Sirotta responds with approval in a lengthy post entitled “The Value of Promoting Progressive Voices.”


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