Editor’s response

The answer would require more space than we have here. The Socialist Party in the early twentieth century was a far bigger party in the United States than it is today, though for reasons too numerous to explain here, socialism never had as much influence in the U.S. working class as it did in Europe. We recommend readers start with Sharon Smith’s book Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States (Haymarket Books, 2005).

Issue #71

May 2010

The education shock doctrine

Issue contents

Top story

Editorials

Features

Critical Thinking

Reviews

  • The next debt bubble

    Petrino DiLeo reviews The Buyout of America: How Private Equity will Cause the Next Great Credit Crisis by Josh Kosman
  • Eyewitness to revolution

    Dennis Kosuth reviews The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Michael Meyer
  • Women in the American gulag

    Lee Wengraf reviews Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States edited by Rickie Solinger, Paula Johnson, Martha Raimon, Tina Reynolds and Ruby Tapia
  • Real data on same-sex marriage

    Ragina Johnson reviews When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-sex Marriage by M. V. Lee Badgett
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