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“After college, I was trying to write. I started going to Jacobin reading groups,” Salazar said. The socialist journal now runs about 65 reading groups internationally, where members meet to discuss a selection of Jacobin articles and the broader issues they address. The first meeting she remembers attending was about the Global South.

“The core premise of the reading groups was to make sure people weren’t passive consumers of a magazine,” Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin’s editor, told me. “Not just like people reading n+1 alone in their rooms and thinking, I really like this writing.” Jacobin’s rising popularity has mirrored the return of socialist politics. In December, The Nation reported that “about 24,000 people — 70 to 80 percent of them under 35” had joined the DSA since Trump’s election.

When it comes to DSA fealty, Salazar’s roots are even deeper than Ocasio-Cortez’s. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined when she was seeking DSA’s endorsement,” explained Salazar. “She’s absolutely a Democratic Socialist, but she wasn’t organizing with DSA before.” Salazar, on the other hand, sits on the organizing committee of the socialist-feminist working group. “Julia represents the ideal life cycle of a socialist,” said Sunkara, “from an initial political awakening, into an intellectual phase with the reading groups, then joining the DSA, and now running for office.”

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