‘Socialism’: A Disputed Name for a Cause, From Marx to Bernie Sanders

‘Socialism’: A Disputed Name for a Cause, From Marx to Bernie Sanders

During the presidential main season, Sen. Bernie Sanders has been assaulted by Republicans and moderate Democrats alike over one contentious word: “socialism.”

Mr. Sanders happily explains himself as an advocate of “democratic socialism” on the Scandinavian design, which he takes pains to differentiate from the authoritarian socialism of Communist routines such as the previous Soviet Union. As he has become the Democratic front-runner, his primary opponents have increasingly pointed out favorable remarks he made in the …

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