Reclaiming Socialism

Sunkara, Bhaskar

Publisher:  The Nation
Date Written:  06/04/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21565

While honouring the legacy of Marx and American communists, a new generation in the United States is organizing under the 'socialism' banner.


Excerpt: "Socialism" is a less alarming word. For many in the United States, it might not evoke anything more than Medicare or the interstate highway system. We don’t want to spread our ideas by diluting them, but talking "socialism" is the best way to introduce a moral critique of capitalism and a discussion of its plausible alternatives. Proposing "communism" is more likely to repel than attract.

Subject Headings

Insert T_CxShareButtonsHorizontal.html here