I have referred to the book The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism before on this blog.
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.
I don’t think enough people are taking up my challenge to read this book to see what startling evidence there is for this viewpoint of our history. I am afraid that the only way I can convey to you what is in the book is to show an occasional image of a page from the book.