Even under socialism, doctors and lawyers will receive higher salaries than custodians, postal workers, cashiers, and fast food workers.
The impulse for large-scale, government-led democratic socialist reforms could produce the qualitative transformation Marx counted on.
For the first time since the earliest human societies, people have finally started to practically work toward a social order not based on exploitation.
The American people have been denied the right to discuss socialism in the public arena. Thanks to Bernie, that's changing.
Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.
I would like to take this opportunity to put in a word for what I think was Muhammad Ali's greatest fight of all - his relentless fight for peace.
Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.
There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.
Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.
If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.