Varieties of Socialism

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Cliff DuRand & Joan Roelofs

Young people (and others) today are not afraid of the ‘S’ word. But what does it mean? Is it the New Deal? Or public ownership of the means of production or just an activist government promoting the common welfare? Is it publicly owned facilities? Or is it cooperatives or even communal living? Whatever it is, the billionaire class is afraid of it.

Political scientist Joan Roelofs talks about socialist traditions in Europe and the US. Social philosopher Cliff DuRand discusses 21st century socialism in Latin America.