It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States

It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States

Seymour Martin Lipset


Socialist events were significant forces in each democratic kingdom on the earth, but they've got performed an incredibly insignificant position in American politics. Why the USA may still represent an exception has been a severe query of yankee heritage and political improvement. The authors make clear why it has now not been attainable to set up a sturdy socialist celebration within the US and supply very important insights into American society and politics. evaluating the United States with different English-speaking international locations, the authors eschew traditional factors of socialism's failure to give a fuller knowing of ways a number of components mixed to seal socialism's destiny. extra chapters study the targeted personality of yankee exchange unions, immigration, the fragmentation of the yank operating category, socialist suggestions and repression, concluding with an research of yank political exceptionalism as much as the current day.

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