I’m not sure what the value is of articles on bottom up organizing in the community or labor movement that are filled with lots of prescriptive advice — do this and that, we need this and that — and the latest organizing terminology, but are also notable in their failure to mention, let alone stress, the strategic imperative of defeating Trump and the Republican right next year. They lack, what I call, political embeddedness. Without the latter, such articles and analyses are problematic. And maybe that is putting it too nicely. The anti-electoralist, anti-Democratic Party strain of thinking on the left no longer packs the same wallop as it once did, but it still surfaces — sometimes reflexively — in people’s thinking.