[Marxism] Interview with Jon Stewart

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Sun Mar 15 10:00:37 MDT 2009

Full interview:


I read that one of your childhood heroes was Eugene Debs, the five-time Socialist Party candidate for president in the early twentieth century. 

Yeah, baby! Actually, more Norman Thomas. Six-time Socialist candidate for president, after Debs, and a founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. 

Are there still characters like that around? 

Ralph Nader is a character like that. Back in those days, a guy like Norman Thomas was viewed as a corroding member of society. But if you look at almost every aspect of the New Deal, that’s where it came from. It just had to come through a process of mainstreaming before it could be accepted.
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