democratic socialism


Definition of democratic socialism

: social democracy sense 1 Might it be better to chuck conservatism and liberalism altogether in favor of something like democratic socialism?— Laurie Ouellette Democratic socialism is growing in popularity among millennials …— Heather Timmons

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democratic socialist adjective or noun

Examples of democratic socialism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Urban Democrats — like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens — are more likely to lean toward democratic socialism, while Democrats in the suburbs tend to be far more moderate. Kara Miller,, 1 June 2022 With only a few speeches, Sanders would have converted them to democratic socialism. David Masciotra, CNN, 11 June 2022 Claus is only running for the special election, as an independent who espouses the democratic socialism of Bernie Sanders. Dan Zak, Washington Post, 9 June 2022 Jabari Brisport, a teacher in Brooklyn and Democratic Party candidate for a New York State Senate seat, supports democratic socialism. Leslie Gornstein, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2021 Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, also advocates for democratic socialism. Leslie Gornstein, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2021 Still, as Danish socialist politician Pelle Dragsted explains, the Nordics (long the heartland of democratic socialism) have seen a resurgence of genuine left-wing parties. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 15 Oct. 2021 The end of the cold war led also to a withering of democratic socialism. Matt Seaton, The New York Review of Books, 20 Nov. 2021 To heal our ailing body politic, Dr. Weintrobe, too, prescribes Scandinavian-style democratic socialism. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of democratic socialism

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of democratic socialism was in 1848

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“Democratic socialism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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