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Jackson on Sanders

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On February 25, 2020
Much of Bernie Sanders’ appeal to his base is his embrace of the label of socialism. And I really appreciate him bringing it back into the American mainstream. Whether it is politically expedient for a man who is nothing more than a New Deal liberal to call himself a socialist is another question. But redbaiting […]

Socialist Forestry

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On April 5, 2019

The Venn diagram between socialism and forest policy in 2019 is basically me. But at one time, this was a major thing in the United States and during the 1930s and 1940s, really tore the Forest Servic

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I wanted to endorse this Eric Levitz piece about how Tammy Duckworth was fundamentally incorrect when she said that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s democratic socialism can’t work in the Midwest. It’s remarkable to be how much elected officials eat up conventional wisdom, even when that conventional wisdom is really dumb. But here we see Duckworth doing that. […]
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Big Scary Socialism

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On March 18, 2017
If fascism wasn’t haunting our lives, I’d laugh more at this NRO freakout about rising socialism that evidently I am causing as a professor because apparently I can’t get my students to do the reading, but I can convert them to revolutionary ideology. But I’m laughing anyway.
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