Socialism in the U.S.: Two Competing Perspectives

The Gallup Podcast

04-10-2018 • 32 mins


Socialism is enjoying a renaissance in U.S. political discourse -- even though candidates who espouse a socialist policy perspective have had mixed results in primary elections and while Americans, as a whole, remain negative about socialism. Gallup recently updated a 1949 question asking how Americans define socialism. In this episode, two very different experts offer their opinions on the matter. David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, and Dr. Susan Kang, a leader of the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, weigh in on what socialism means and what its future in U.S. politics might look like.