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Dear Comrade Sanders: A Ghostly Lesson From the Socialist Past.

Dear Comrade Sanders:

I'm not being sardonic. Your talk of socialism has been the best part of your campaign, even if you have been less than skillful at drawing the line between your own democratic left and its antidemocratic cousins. You have pointed out that society is more than a collection of individuals, which is socialism's ultimate instruction, and you have railed against the inequalities, which is the penultimate instruction; and you have gotten everyone's attention. Your appreciation of socialism's history in America ought to alert you to something, though.

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Author:Berman, Paul
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Jun 1, 2016
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