Democracy or Socialism

The Fateful Question for America in 2024

Authors: Larson, Sven R

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  • Explains where democratic socialism comes from, and how it has played out in Europe
  • Uses the European socialist experience to draw a line into America’s future
  • Answers the seminal question: when is government big enough, and what does that look like?
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This book discusses socialism and democracy. It approaches socialism not as a label but as an ideology. Based on a careful examination of what socialism is, traced back to Karl Marx, this book explains the tense relationship between socialism and democracy and how it has influenced political thought and practice in both Europe and America. This book carefully avoids conventional wisdom, seeking instead to originate its definition and analysis of socialism in its political theory and practice. Building on the relationship between socialism and democracy, the book explores how this uneasy roommate agreement may affect America’s future.

About the authors

Sven R. Larson is a Ph.D. political economist and author. He has worked for free-market think tanks and been an advisor to elected officials and political campaigns. His scholarship and policy research are focused on the dynamics between the welfare state and economic freedom. Among his previous books are Industrial Poverty, which analyzes the welfare state’s role in causing economic stagnation in Europe; The Rise of Big Government: How Egalitarianism Conquered America, an examination of the ideological similarities between the American and Swedish welfare states; and Faith and Freedom: The Moral Case for America, exploring the moral foundations of the American constitutional republic.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy or Socialism
Book Subtitle
The Fateful Question for America in 2024
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65643-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65643-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65642-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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