socialism vs. social democracy
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Adler, the son of the legendary founder of Austro-Hungarian social democracy, calmly waited to be arrested.
But at least Denmark recognizes that social democracy requires democracy, free speech, and the rule of law to keep it from turning into Venezuela on the Baltic.
The ’60s was the decade in which consumer markets were booming, with profits and wages both rising as social democracies consolidated their welfare systems, in determined repudiation of any need for workers’ revolution.
Pluralist social democracy is stuck in a finger trap of math and bigotry, where to pull on one end (support for diversity) seems to naturally strain the other (support for equality).
That outcome would be more bad news for European social democracy in a year that has already seen support for center-left parties plummet in national elections in France and Germany.
For a long time, the proximate cause of this transformation was the slow, agonizing death of social democracy.
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SOCIAL DEMOCRACY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of social democracy for English Language Learners
: a political movement that uses principles of democracy to change a capitalist country to a socialist one
: a country that uses both capitalist and socialist practices
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