The Corner

Millennial Socialism Will Harm Our Democracy

Distracted by the rise of Trump, liberals and conservatives alike have had far too little to say about the return of open socialism. Many observers simply write off the Sanders surge as a passing response to economic troubles by young people who don’t know what socialism is to begin with. Others claim that “democratic” socialism is nothing much to worry about. All of this is largely mistaken.

I take on the new socialism and explain why it’s not so warm and cuddly in a piece at The Washington Post’s In Theory blog. The piece is called: “How socialists from the 60s primed millennials to Feel the Bern.” The Post’s​ In Theory blog is dedicating a week to commentaries on the resurgence of American socialism.

Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He can be reached at


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