On October 27, 2016, Allen Ruff spoke with Patrick Barrett on his recent writings critical of the political process that has given rise to Trump and Clinton, and what may be needed if the electoral system is to change.
Patrick Barrett is a political commentator, columnist and activist. He is the administrative director of the A. E. Havens Center for Social Justice at the University of Wisconsin. He writes and teaches about U.S. and Latin American politics. He is co-editor of The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn.