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Norman Mattoon Thomas
Leading American socialist
Six time Socialist Party of America presidential candidate
From a 1944 Norman Thomas speech:
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.
But, under the name of “liberalism”,
they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program,
until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened.”
“I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party.
The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
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