Why Socialism, Part 2: What’s in a Name?

A week ago, speaking at one of the most expensive colleges in the nation, Bernie Sanders clarified what he means by democratic socialism. The speech prompted a lot of people—including liberals who still eschew the S-word and socialists who don’t want to dilute it—to argue that Bernie is more of a social democrat than a democratic socialist. On one level, I must agree. Bernie spent a lot of time talking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and FDR himself was not a socialist. However! We can still thank honest-to-goodness socialists for the New Deal. Take a moment to picture what the world … Continue reading Why Socialism, Part 2: What’s in a Name?