Author: Peter Dreier

Bernie Sanders's Presidential Bid Represents a Long Tradition of American Socialism


This article is republished here with the permission of the author, Peter Dreier, and of American Prospect.

Now that Bernie Sanders has entered the contest for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Americans are going to hear a lot about socialism, because the 73-year-old U.S. senator from Vermont describes himself as a “democratic socialist.”

The Right's Conspiracy Theory Attack on Frances Fox Piven

 If you believe Glenn Beck, the Tea Party lunatics, Rush Limbaugh, and their ilk, Frances Fox Piven is the Marxist Machiavelli whose 1966 article in The Nation (written with Richard Cloward) still serves as the blueprint for a radical takeover of American society, including Barack Obama's "socialist" administration.