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Red States: the rise of American socialism

The Democratic Socialists of America are pulling the party of Clinton and Obama to the left

By Clare Malone   November 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the campaign trail. Photo: PA/Prospect composite

If you asked the muse of American politics to go Homeric on you and sing of the man who caused the Democratic Party to wander in a wilderness of existential terrors and identity crises since 2016, she might mistakenly start a ditty that was only about Donald Trump.

After all, the president has been the focus of massive protests since his election, and his has seemingly been the only name on the lips of Democratic politicians as they campaign to…

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