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A New American Socialism | Jay Mandle

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Ironically, the word socialism, despite long being reviled in the United States, might be the key to finding a way out of that contradiction. Two kinds of evidence lend plausibility to the view that a new socialism might be a mobilizing vehicle to achieve greater equality. When Pew asked a representative sample of adults their responses to the word “socialism,” a surprisingly-high 31 percent reported a positive reaction. Even more dramatic were the reactions of young people and Black people. Of those aged 18-29, 49 percent reacted positively, 43 percent negatively. Among Black respondents, 55 percent responded favorably, 36 percent unfavorably. (3)

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