Why is the Socialist Party so small?

Why is it that the Socialist Party of France has much more influence than the Socialist Party USA (SP-USA)? The French Socialist Party is one of the main political parties and is the largest left-wing party in France. Why is it that the SP-USA does not nearly have as much in­fluence or recognition? Is it because of the negative connotations of socialism in the United States or the distortion of history by historians?

James Rankin

Issue #71

May 2010

The education shock doctrine

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  • 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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