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Why is Socialism So Popular?

Socialism has been the rage among intellectual elites for a long time. What was different in 2016 was that it had a strong political candidate, Bernie Sanders, who in a fair Democrat campaign would have beaten Hillary Clinton. But the political...

The Rising Popularity of Socialism, Part 2

Part I noted the recent resurgence of socialism in America, examined the philosophy and goals of its main advocate—The Democratic Socialists of America—and explained why many young Americans may find its message appealing. Part 2 discusses the case...

The Rising Popularity of Socialism

A new Gallup poll reveals that 57 percent of Democratic voters and those leaning Democrat have a favorable view of Socialism, whereas only 47 percent have a positive view of Capitalism. This helps to explain why, according to the New York Times...

Nicaragua: A Marxist Lesson Repeated

History teaches hard lessons, but it seems each generation forgets the past. Surely this is the case with many young Americans swayed by the sirens of socialism. While U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who won the Democratic...

The Dark History of Communism and Today’s Students

We should not be shocked that a recent survey shows considerable support for socialism by Americans. In March 2017, the conservative magazine National Review reported on a survey by the American Culture and Faith Institute finding that four out of...

5 Ideas at the Heart of Socialism

By LAWRENCE W. REED A belief that I stress again and again is that we are at war — not a physical, shooting war, but a war capable of becoming just as destructive and just as costly. The battle for the preservation and advancement of liberty is a...

A Fool’s Drink

In June 2016, the Philadelphia City Council passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-added and artificially sweetened soft drinks. Effectively, their action added 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $1.08 to a six-pack, and $1.02 to a two-liter...

Crooked Timber

Ever since Joyce Kilmer’s celebrated poem, the beauty, majesty and power of trees has served as an inspiration to millions. In 1734 essayist, Alexander Pope, wrote that education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s...