[Marxism] Fwd: Iowa's radical message | SocialistWorker.org

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 9 06:14:25 MST 2016

(Is Sanders really a "democratic socialist" candidate? Why? Because he 
calls himself one? Doesn't this cheapen the term socialist? It is one 
thing for a Norman Thomas to be described as a "democratic socialist" 
but at least there was some consistency given the roots of the Socialist 
Party in the Second international. How does someone running as a 
candidate of the Democratic Party get to call himself a socialist? The 
Democratic Party has been consistently opposed to socialism for 140 
years, either revolutionary or reformist, hasn't it? What is it that I 
am missing?)

But for now, the biggest news of the night--bigger than Ted Cruz's 
"upset" or Donald Trump's underwhelming total or Marco Rubio's 
surge--was that a democratic socialist candidate fought the previously 
presumptive Democratic nominee to a draw.


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