Why You Should Be a Socialist

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A primer on Democratic Socialism for those who are extremely skeptical of it.

America is witnessing the rise of a new generation of socialist activists. More young people support socialism now than at any time since the labor movement of the 1920s. The Democratic Socialists of America, a big-tent leftist organization, has just surpassed 50,000 members nationwide. In the fall of 2018, one of the most influential congressmen in the Democratic Party lost a primary to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old socialist who had never held office before. But what does all this mean? Should we be worried about our country, or should we join the march toward our bright socialist future? In Why You Should Be a Socialist, Nathan J. Robinson will give readers a primer on twenty-first-century socialism: what it is, what it isn’t, and why everyone should want to be a part of this exciting new chapter of American politics.

From the heyday of Occupy Wall Street through Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign and beyond, young progressives have been increasingly drawn to socialist ideas. However, the movement’s goals need to be defined more sharply before it can effect real change on a national scale. Likewise, liberals and conservatives will benefit from a deeper understanding of the true nature of this ideology, whether they agree with it or not. Robinson’s charming, accessible, and well-argued book will convince even the most skeptical readers of the merits of socialist thought.

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Title:Why You Should Be a Socialist
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  • Ryan Boissonneault

    I’ll admit that there was some uncertainty before reading the book as to whether I might call myself a socialist or not. I have not traditionally labeled myself as such, although I support left-lean...

  • Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin

    This book is for your intelligent friend who is turned off by politics and doesn't spend a whole lot of time on it. It is a primer for them on why the left is best. It explains why Socialism or at lea...

  • Jimmy

    This book should have been titled Why You Should Be an Eccentric Social Democrat. Nathan Robinson does a good job of gently convincing the reader to leave behind the worst of American liberalism. Unfo...

  • Ietrio

    Never mind the Gulag, they never understood Socialism well. Robinson promises the Heaven on Earth, probably after you die, but it's for a good cause, right?...

  • David Scheckel

    Good! Not too much in here that I didn't already know or thought already but it's clearly aimed at skeptics. Nathan's optimism is really motivating....

  • Mark Plaid

    Of course socialism is still provocative in America these days despite Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others mainstreaming "democratic socialism." Personally, I was already sold on the ...

  • Henry Silver

    In this particular publication and equally his other writings, I find Nathan Robinson an eloquent and erudite exponent of the socialist tradition and worldview, applied both to history and to contempo...

  • Pantsonhead

    I love Nathan Robinson, I am even subscribed to his magazine, but this book is frankly just embarrassing.The CORE of a good introduction to socialist politics is in here. Nathan uses some of the same ...

  • Cristie Underwood

    This is a great resource for anyone that has questions about socialism and the impact it has. So many people have a negative view and don’t know much about it. The author really broke down the benef...

  • Bakari

    It’s very refreshing and important that this book is published, especially in a time when we have democratic socialist candidate, Bernie Sanders, building a movement for progressive change in this c...