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Why Are More People Turning Towards Socialism?

Apr 16, 2019

Between November of 2016 and June of 2018, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) saw it's membership jump from 5,000 to over 40,000

This hour we'll explore what socialism means today, and why the ideology is having a resurgence. Plus, why are more young people getting involved in the movement? 

GUESTS: 

  • Bhaskar Sunkara - Editor and publisher of Jacobin Magazine. Author of the forthcoming book, The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality. (@sunraysunray)
  • Becky Simonsen - Member of the Steering Committee of Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America. 
  • Puya Gerami - Member of the Steering Committee of Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America. 

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Betsy Kaplan, Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to the show.