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NBK Night School Session 1 — What Is Democratic Socialism?

  • Mayday Space at Great Hall 176 St. Nicholas Ave Brooklyn, NY 11237 (map)

For the first session of North Brooklyn's Socialist Night School, we’ll be starting at the heart of the matter: democratic socialism!

As socialism experiences a new surge of interest, word’s definition has become a topic of much debate. There are many forms of socialism, each making different theoretical and political claims. This meeting seeks to answer a number of key questions:

What is socialism? And what is capitalism, really?
What is the DSA? What do its members want?
How does democratic socialism differ from other socialist projects?

Whether you’ve just joined DSA or are a lifelong activist, come think about democratic socialism with us!

Readings
Resistance Rising : Socialist Strategy in the Age of Political Revolution (12 pages)

The Capitalist State and the Possibility of Socialism - Erin Olin Wright (9 pages)

Why We Need Socialism in America - Mike Harrington (31 pages)