Jonah sat down with me (and my Judge Smails coat) for an interview recently. He told me that Barack Obama is . . . yes . . . a socialist. But Jonah says socialism isn’t just a dirty word; it isn’t necessarily Marxism; it isn’t simply property seizers, Nazis, and Pol Pot.
Rather, there is a very rich tradition of social democracy — a strain of socialism — that exists in Western Europe, and Obama and liberals not only celebrate this form of government, but seem to be taking us there.