Bernie Sanders’ Socialism Is as American as Apple Pie

Bernie Sanders’ Socialism Is as American as Apple Pie

….. Sanders’s views are in sync with a longstanding American socialist tradition. Throughout our history, some of the nation’s most influential activists and thinkers, such as Jane Addams, John Dewey, Helen Keller, W.E.B. DuBois, Albert Einstein, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, Martin Luther King, and Gloria Steinem, embraced socialism.’…

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT faced similar allegations. His conservative enemies, including some members of Congress, consistently called him a socialist. In a speech defending his New Deal goals, FDR said: “A few timid people, who fear progress, will try to give you new and strange names for what we are doing. Sometimes they will call it ‘Fascism’, sometimes ‘Communism’, sometimes ‘Regimentation’, sometimes ‘Socialism’. But, in so doing, they are trying to make very complex and theoretical something that is really very simple and very practical.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-dreier/bernie-sanders-socialism-_b_7210120.html22412_10152949049183040_4141821713940889751_n

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