It Didn't Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States

By Seymour Martin Lipset

Socialist events were significant forces in each democratic state on the earth, but they've got performed a shockingly insignificant position in American politics. Why the USA should still represent an exception has been a serious query of yankee historical past and political improvement. The authors make clear why it has now not been attainable to set up a sturdy socialist occasion within the US and supply vital insights into American society and politics. evaluating the USA with different English-speaking international locations, the authors eschew traditional factors of socialism's failure to offer a fuller figuring out of the way a number of components mixed to seal socialism's destiny. additional chapters study the designated personality of yankee alternate unions, immigration, the fragmentation of the yankee operating type, socialist suggestions and repression, concluding with an research of yank political exceptionalism as much as the current day.

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