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Is the New Deal socialism?

Norman Thomas

Is the New Deal socialism?

an answer to Al Smith and the American Liberty League

by Norman Thomas

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Published by Committee on Education and Research, Socialist Party of America in [Chicago] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

From a speech delivered by Norman Thomas over the Columbia Broadcasting System on February 2, 1936.

Statementby Norman Thomas.
ContributionsSocialist Party of America.
The Physical Object
Pagination12p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20827698M

  Start with democratic socialism. The Democratic Socialists of America, of which Ocasio-Cortez is a member, believe in economies defined by state .


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Early in the Autumn ofafter several weeks of bureau­ cratic intrigue within the Roosevelt White House, General Hugh Johnson was forced to resign as chief of the National Recovery Ad­ ministration.

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