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Eugene Debs
Eugene Debs Socialist Party History

Forgotten In This Election, America’s First Socialist Presidential Candidate

Bernie Sanders may be the country’s best-known socialist, but he’s certainly not the first socialist to run for president. That distinction belongs to Eugene Debs, a rural Ohioan who revolutionized American politics a century ago.

February 29, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Interview: Labor Historian Nick Salvatore on Eugene Debs, Bernie Sanders, and Socialism in Modern American Politics

The major difference between the Debs era and what Bernie Sanders is dealing with now has less to do with socialism than it has to do with capitalism.

February 27, 2016