“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” — Norman Thomas (1944 speech), leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
August 24, 2011