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What Kind of Socialist Is Obama?

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.


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