Eugene Debs Attacks

Over at FrumForum, Eugene Debs has attacked me for publishing a book that calls President Obama a socialist. What set Debs off was not only my book announcement, but also my post from yesterday, “What’s So Strange About Socialism.” It’s interesting to be attacked for leveling a socialism charge by a writer who uses Eugene Victor Debs as a pseudonym. A fellow named Debs ought to know a thing or two about socialism, I’ll grant you. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know much about my book.

I’ll reply to Mr. Debs tomorrow. In the meantime, you can savor socialist insights from Eugene V. Debs himself.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Most Popular


Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More