The 'S' Word
The "S" Word
A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism
John Nichols

Recommended by Lawrence, City Lights Books

A short, sharp, irreverent rejoinder to right-wing red-baiting.

A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as "even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists." John Nichols offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life—arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history. Tom Paine was enamored of early socialists, Horace Greeley employed Karl Marx as a correspondent, and Helen Keller was an avowed socialist. The “S” Word gives Americans back a crucial aspect of their past and makes a forthright case for socialist ideas today.

Title The "S" Word
Subtitle A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism
Author John Nichols
Publisher Verso
Title First Published 21 March 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 176 p.
ISBN-10 184467679X
ISBN-13 9781844676798
Publication Date 21 March 2011
Main content page count 176
Weight 16 oz.

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