The dawn of American socialism

Socialists, by contrast, stand somewhat apart from both groups. They are not so much united around the traditional socialist objective of collective ownership of the means of production as in pushing the political boundaries leftwards far beyond their current limits, either in Europe or America.

Socialists have as yet few truly high-profile adherents. America’s most left-wing politician in the top ranks, Bernie Sanders, self-identifies as a “democratic socialist,” but in practice he is much more concerned with bringing America up to the top standard of the developed world rather than leapfrogging past it. In his speeches and writings, the fact that America is the “richest country in the world” and yet fails to achieve a European standard of decency is a constant refrain.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

http://theweek.com/articles/733970/dawn-american-socialism

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