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DSA Today: Interviews with Activists in the Democratic Socialists of America

DSA Today: Interviews with Activists in the Democratic Socialists of America Donald Trump, The State of the Union, February 2019. Photo illustration: Aaron Lenchner, 2019 Original photo: The White House, Flickr 837936 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019837936New Labor ForumFreeman research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 16 –24 DSA Today: Interviews with Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Activists in the Democratic sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019837936 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019837936 Socialists of America journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Joshua B. Freeman Keywords capitalism, radicalism, elections, politics, working class The explosive growth of the Democratic positive view of socialism. Last October the Socialists of America (DSA) has been one of White House Council of Economic Advisors the most extraordinary developments in recent felt compelled to issue a seventy-two-page American politics. In 2012, DSA had only report attacking socialism and what it claimed 6,500 members, with less than a dozen active were the socialist ideas of various leading chapters. Four years later, Bernie Sanders’ pres- Democrats. idential campaign brought a flood of new mem- Nationally, DSA has identified three prior- bers, as millions of Americans were exposed to ities: electoral politics, Medicare for All, and the idea of democratic socialism for the first labor. But individual chapters have taken on a time. Then, in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

DSA Today: Interviews with Activists in the Democratic Socialists of America

New Labor Forum , Volume 28 (2): 9 – May 1, 2019

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Donald Trump, The State of the Union, February 2019. Photo illustration: Aaron Lenchner, 2019 Original photo: The White House, Flickr 837936 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796019837936New Labor ForumFreeman research-article2019 New Labor Forum 2019, Vol. 28(2) 16 –24 DSA Today: Interviews with Copyright © 2019, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Activists in the Democratic sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796019837936 DOI: 10.1177/1095796019837936 Socialists of America journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Joshua B. Freeman Keywords capitalism, radicalism, elections, politics, working class The explosive growth of the Democratic positive view of socialism. Last October the Socialists of America (DSA) has been one of White House Council of Economic Advisors the most extraordinary developments in recent felt compelled to issue a seventy-two-page American politics. In 2012, DSA had only report attacking socialism and what it claimed 6,500 members, with less than a dozen active were the socialist ideas of various leading chapters. Four years later, Bernie Sanders’ pres- Democrats. idential campaign brought a flood of new mem- Nationally, DSA has identified three prior- bers, as millions of Americans were exposed to ities: electoral politics, Medicare for All, and the idea of democratic socialism for the first labor. But individual chapters have taken on a time. Then, in

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Published: May 1, 2019

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