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The Re-Emergence of Socialism in America

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Stonework on the wall of the former ILP meeting rooms in Vernon Street, Nelson. Lancashire. England.

After decades of being dismissed as a radical movement, socialism in America is back in the spotlight. What's fueling the newfound attention? Some point to Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign, while others say it's an increasing public distaste for the economic inequality our capitalist system has lead to.

Regardless of the reason, one thing's for sure: with the re-emergence of a political philosophy not taken seriously since the last century comes a need to look at both it's merits and drawbacks.

This hour, we talk with political scientists, economists and a self-declared socialist about the past, present and future of socialism in America.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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