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The Michael Brooks Show

Sep 22, 2019

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Bhaskar Sunkara (@SunraySunray), editor of Jacobin magazine and author of "The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality" joins us to discuss Social Democracy and where it intersects and doesnt with Socialism. The surprising figures who considered themselves "social democrats." Nationalism vs internationalism around WW1. What would a Social Democracy vs a Democratic Socialist state. Postwar welfare state growth. The Sweden model. The passive blackmail of capitalists and why allowing them to maintain power is a mistake. Social Democracy in the developing world. Why Bernie and Corbyn aren't typical social democrats and why that's necessary.