By Robert Wenzel
There has been something of a renaissance for socialist support in America.
Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, while seeking the Democratic nomination for president this year accumulated 13 million votes in the primaries, 43.0% of the votes cast.
The high-profile political figure Kshama Sawant is a member of the Socialist Alternative and also sits on the Seattle City Council. Her following is growing.
In his new book, The Problem With Socialism, Thomas DiLorenzo reports that a YouGov.com poll reveals that 43% of those between the ages of 18 and 25 have a "favorable" opinion of socialism and that they have a higher opinion of socialism than capitalism.
Many more in America advocate interventionist policies that are steps on the way to full blown socialism.
How could this be? Anyone who is familiar with the history of socialism knows of the millions that have died under socialist rule. They know the horrific economic conditions that have developed under socialism.
It is as though Americans, the millennial generation in particular, have no inkling of the history of socialism in practice nor the writings that have cut the theoretical foundations of socialist ideas to shreds. Continue lendo
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