Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

In Praise of Impractical Movements

Three Times When the World Broke Open– and Two When it Might Again

The Massive Immigrants Rights Protests of 2006 Are Still Changing Politics

Popular uprising have ramifications that go beyond immediate legislative results, and they can alter the climate of political debate.

Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Disruptor Not a Peacemaker

Like those of Black Lives Matter activists today, King’s methods were widely criticized— even when they were effective.

Bernie Sanders: Revolution Beyond the Ballot Box

The surge of interest in socialism – and a willingness to break with deep-seated American political taboos to openly espouse it – clearly owes much to one man: Bernie Sanders.

Why MLK Chose Not to Run for President

Like Bernie Sanders today, Martin Luther King, Jr. considered launching a presidential campaign to oppose military interventionism and promote democratic socialism. Here’s why he decided against it.

New Book!

Now available from Nation Books.

A Good Moment to Make a Scene

Protests work when they escalate, refusing to be silenced. And right now, urgent cries for racial justice must not go unheard.