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  • Bernie Sanders, Social Democracy, and Democratic Socialism

    by Gary Dorrien

    Sanders conceives democratic socialism as the fitting name for his belief that a living wage, universal healthcare, a complete education, affordable housing, a clean environment, and a secure retirement are economic rights. These six economic rights come from Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 Economic Bill of Rights.


  • Capitalism Versus Socialism: Did Capitalism Really Win?

    by Walter G. Moss

    The main task of voters in 2020 and thereafter will not be to choose whether we want capitalism or democratic socialism. Rather, it will be to decide the best pragmatic mix of the two (and best presidential candidate) to further the common good. 



  • Why the United States is not a true democracy

    by Van Gosse

    Since the Civil War, a series of constitutional amendments, acts of Congress, and Supreme Court decisions have extended the right to vote, but always through negative prohibitions on what a state or locality may do.



  • Socialists Don’t Know History

    by Joseph Epstein

    Young people don’t remember the Soviet nightmare. But what’s Sanders’s excuse?