“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.”
Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The war on poverty as viewed from left and right
This is the simplest illustration of the difference between how liberals view the role of government and how conservatives view the role of government in the lives of the governed.