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Norman Thomas, Socialist Party of America, Leading American socialist, Liberalism, Presidential Candidate, Democratic Party has adopted our platform

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Norman Mattoon Thomas

Leading American socialist

Six time Socialist Party of America presidential candidate

Norman Thomas, 1962

Norman Thomas, 1962

 

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.”

*** I did not get the quote from Wikipedia originally, but I did read it there before writing this article. It was there approx 1 and 1/2 hours ago. I just checked and it is not there. Did Wikipedia scrub the quote? ***