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Socialism and Inequality

May 06, 2020 - 05:00
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An earlier column reviewed the Trump cult’s decision to campaign by calling anything proposed by Democrats “socialist.” Maybe it would help the 2020 dialogue by making more sense of the term “socialism.” Around the time of the earlier column, as if on cue, the Conservative Political Action Conference announced its theme: “America v. Socialism.” Maybe they expected Bernie Sanders to be the nominee. Unfortunately, the conference got more coverage for the Leader’s photograph embracing the Stars and Stripes and for the viral news of Senator Ted’s ill-advised handshake rather than an intellectual evaluation of socialism. Maybe abstract concepts like America and Socialism ...

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