by Christopher Evans edited by O Society August 25, 2019 Throughout American history, religion plays a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the civil rights movement of the 20th century, religious leaders champion progressive political causes. This legacy is evident today in the group called religious … Continue reading The Social Gospel
by Albert Einstein May 1949 edited by O Society August 24, 2019 Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is. Let us first consider the question from the point of … Continue reading Why Socialism
by Tim Hayward edited by O Society August 1, 2019 This post introduces some central arguments of my book Global Justice and Finance. In a world where extreme inequality consigns many millions of the least advantaged to conditions of crushing poverty, there is an evident case of justice for some redistribution of income and wealth. Thinkers … Continue reading Global Justice and Finance: an introduction to critical questions
Hitler was a sincere, dedicated ideologue. Trump isn't. He has no known ideology, other than 'me.' ~ Noam Chomsky by O Society July 29, 2019 An "ideologue" is someone with an ideology. So what was Hitler's ideology he sincerely dedicated himself to? Simple. He was a right-wing extremist anti-Semitist. German Nazi fascists were not left-wing … Continue reading What is a Fascist Neo-Nazi Troll?
"We must recognize in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights. And this is what I mean by democratic socialism." by Jake Johnson CommonDreams edited by O Society June 16, 2019 In a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid … Continue reading Bernie Sanders Speech on “Democratic Socialism” to Defeat Oligarchy and Authoritarianism
by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Complaints about “capitalism” have become more common the last few years in the United States. This has been a welcome development. Anytime the collective perspective is widened, it’s beneficial to at least some degree. In a complementary way, calls for “socialism” have also become more … Continue reading Our problems are deeper than “capitalism” (and “socialism” alone can’t solve them)
by Eric Levitz Intelligencer edited by O Society May 12, 2019 Universal health care, tuition-free public college, a giant hike in the federal minimum wage, and a guaranteed federal job for anyone who is involuntarily unemployed are all very popular ideas in the United States. The word socialism is not. Recent polls find a majority … Continue reading To Bernie Sanders ‘Democratic Socialist’ Is Just a Synonym for New Deal Liberal