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What is the history of socialism in the United States
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Recent Socialism or Democratic Socialism
==Recent Socialism or Democratic Socialism==
The 1950s was the period of the 'Red Scare' that drove left-leaning groups to less popularity, including socialists. It was only in the 1960s, with the New Left movement, that socialists in the United States reemerged. The Progressive Labor Party was one political party that emerged in 1962, where it helped lead and organize on more local scales, including organizing demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Michael Harrington became a well known author of socialist ideals, where he wrote the book <i>The Other America</i>. He became a founding member of the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA). The DSA strategy included working through the main Democratic party to get left-leaning candidates influenced or elected by democratic socialist ideals, similar to Europe. In effect, this was a transformation that began to mimic what happened to Europe early in the 20th century, as different socialist factions emerged that also opposed more pure Marxist ideals.
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