John Nichols: The ‘S’ Word–KPFK Wed. 5/18

A short history of an American tradition: Socialism.  JOHN NICHOLS, the Wisconsin hero who writes “The Beat” blog at, offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life in his new book “The ‘S’ Word.”
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