Posts Tagged ‘revolutionary socialism’

” … the streamlined men who think in slogans and talk in bullets” George Orwell, Coming Up for Air

We Americans have an unfortunate penchant for abbreviations. Who else would shorten a two-letter word like “at” to the symbol @?  I can type “at” quicker than @; so, at least for me, it is not an efficient symbol. While such foibles can be seen as endearing peccadillos, our simplistic political sloganeering and labeling is misleading and has contributed significantly to the divisions in America and the increasingly violent political action, such as has been seen at Berkeley and murderously at Charlottesville. Read the rest of this entry »

Bernie Sanders is the first viable presidential candidate for a major political party to describe himself as a socialist.  The importance of this event in American political history must not be underestimated and is the reason for this series on the three major movements in the history of socialism (utopian, revolutionary and evolutionary).  The first post http://www.billisley.com/?p=1192 covered utopian socialism and concluded that Senator Sanders is not a utopian socialist.  This post will examine revolutionary socialism. Read the rest of this entry »

Whether Bernie Sanders is even nominated for President by the Democratic Party, let alone wins the presidency, is a moot point.  The fact that a serious contender for the presidency has identified himself as a socialist marks a turning point in American politics.  Read the rest of this entry »

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