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American democratic socialism : history, politics, religion, and theory

American democratic socialism : history, politics, religion, and theory

Author: Gary J Dorrien
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Democratic socialism is ascending in the United States as a consequence of a widespread recognition that global capitalism works only for a minority and is harming the planet's ecology. This history of American democratic socialism from its beginning to the present day interprets the efforts of American socialists to address and transform multiple intersecting sites of injustice and harm. Comprehensive, deeply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dorrien, Gary.
American democratic socialism.
New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary J Dorrien
ISBN: 9780300253764 0300253761
OCLC Number: 1241244630
Description: xvii, 724 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Radical democracy, Jewish universalism, and social democracy --
Social gospel socialism, the labor movement, and the socialist party --
Socialism is not enough : race, feminism, religion, war, and Eugene Debs --
Communist trauma and Norman Thomas socialism --
World War emergency, Cold War void, and Black Freedom eruption --
New left, old left, and Michael Harrington --
Cultural leftism, Cornel West, market socialism, and Nancy Fraser --
Breaking the oligarchy : Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the next left.
Responsibility: Gary Dorrien.


A sweeping, ambitious history of American democratic socialism from one of the world's leading intellectual historians and social ethicists  Read more...


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"Gary Dorrien is the greatest theological ethicist of the twenty-first century, our most compelling political theologian, and one of the most gifted historians of ideas in the world. His American Read more...

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