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What is Democratic Socialism?

  • Mayday Space 176 Saint Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

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!

Please come having read or listened to these materials:

Bernie Sanders Speech on Democratic Socialism — Transcript

Michael Harrington, 1979 DSOC lecture

Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

(And in Marx-Engels Reader, pp. 70-81, 469-500)

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