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Am I a ‘Radical’?

Am I a ‘Radical’?

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

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From a conservative Southern boy to a professional with an impressive resume detailing his work towards a transformative change in our political and economic systems, distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth details his own history in this article for The Nation. From modest roots to high academic and professional achievements, Speth writes of how his past has shaped his opinions and his transformation into what some may call a radical, a label he is okay with, but not something he would assign himself.

I hope today’s young people will not worry unduly about such a label and will find ways to short-circuit the long and tortuous path I took. If it seems right to you, embrace it.

Read the full article at The Nation.

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

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