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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. The Place of Socialism in U.S. Politics

    by , 10-17-2015 at 03:19 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Or: Why Bernie might as well give up now

    Socialism is a term that is too broad to be especially useful, but it has some meanings that are significant to U.S. politics. In its broadest sense, socialism is an economic system that is democratic; that is, operated by the people involved. Democracy is rule by the people, in contrast with republican government in which the people elect representatives, aristocracy in which an elite rules, monarchy in which a single ruler runs things. Here ...