ON BERNIE SANDERS
Bernie Sanders wrongly brands himself a 'Democratic Socialist' while, in fact, he is just a mild form of a 'Social Democrat' considering his policy on healthcare-for-all, free public college education, and raising minimum wage. He doesn't have any specific plan to turn the US into any kind of a welfare state such as those Nordic countries he admires. He is probably a democrat who embraces some 'populist' programs in order to win votes from American poor and lower-middle income class. By wrongly calling himself a 'democratic socialist' he has created his own socialist-witch-hunt.
◀︎ The 1942 political science classic, 'Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy', by Joseph A. Schumpeter is a must-read for everyone interested in understanding socialism vs.democracy.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ▼
● Foreign Policy: Winter 2020 Issue
FEATURE: Socialism: Why It’s Back and What It Means
● Paul Krugman/The New York Times: Bernie Sanders Isn't a Socialist
● Griff Witte / The Washington Post: In Cold War travels, Bernie Sanders found much to admire behind enemy lines. Now that’s a problem for his campaign.