democratic socialism

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But Bernie remained unapologetic about the importance of America embracing his version of democratic socialism. Aric Chokey, sun-sentinel.com, "How did the Democratic candidates do in their first round of debates? We rated them.," 28 June 2019 As the movement continues to grow, the Vermont Senator recently gave a speech about democratic socialism at George Washington University. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Can Socialism Win in 2020? Democrats Aren't Embracing It," 27 June 2019 Bernie Sanders to defend democratic socialism in face of attacks from right and left All the candidates who qualified in Miami should have another chance to make their cases next month at the second round of debates in Detroit. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Democrats take first swipes, highlight their differences in first night of debate," 26 June 2019 Sanders last spoke in depth about democratic socialism in November 2015. Juana Summers, chicagotribune.com, "What is democratic socialism, anyway? Bernie Sanders to define his term in Wednesday speech," 12 June 2019 For five decades, Bernie Sanders has embraced the label of democratic socialism. BostonGlobe.com, "Confusion abounds as Trump’s July 4 plans remain a mystery," 13 June 2019 The question for America’s burgeoning leftist movement is whether the version of democratic socialism that Bernie Sanders first forged in Vermont can survive without Bernie Sanders. Matthew Zeitlin, The New Republic, "Bernie’s Red Vermont," 13 June 2019 The debate over democratic socialism is part of a larger conversation within the Democratic Party over which candidate is best positioned to take on Trump in the fall. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "John Hickenlooper taking aim at socialism and Bernie Sanders in Democratic presidential primary," 13 June 2019 Lately, that conversation about health policy has devolved more into a debate over democratic socialism. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "California shows 2020 Democrats how to get to Medicare for All," 13 June 2019

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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