What Is Democratic Socialism? Whose Version Are We Talking About?

Bernie Sanders is giving a speech on democratic socialism. But if you ask five democratic socialists what the term means, you’ll likely get five different answers.

The New York Times
Jun 12 · 6 min read
Members of the Democratic Socialists of America gathered in New York in May. Because a binary view of “liberals” and “conservatives” dominates American politics, ideologies to the left of mainstream Democrats tend to get lumped together. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

By Maggie Astor

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