Socialism According to Eugene V. Debs by Elizabeth Schulte

Dandelion Salad

Eugene V. Debs Museum Image by Tommy Miles via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

by Elizabeth Schulte
July 9, 2015

What did the man who Bernie Sanders today claims as his personal hero really stand for? Elizabeth Schulte tells the story of American socialism’s best-known figure.

IT’S NOT your typical presidential candidate who identifies as a socialist, but Bernie Sanders does. A poster of Eugene V. Debs, the popular Socialist Party leader of the early 20th century, hangs on his office wall as a tribute to Sanders’ self-proclaimed hero.

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