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Why Socialism Failed in the U.S.

GUESTS: SEYMOUR MARTIN LIPSET *Co-author It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States (W.W. Norton 2000) *Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia In the nineteenth century, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels predicted the United States would become the first socialist country, but that never happened. In fact, unlike in other countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America socialism never really took hold in the U.S.

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