Dear politicians and pundits: if you want to argue for single-payer Medicare, high taxes, or any other big-government policies, fine, do that. But don’t call it—or in any way imply—that this is “democratic socialism.” In throwing “democratic socialism” around like a cool-hip-woke thing, you are unwittingly rehabilitating the ideologies of the communists of the Soviet Union and the National Socialists of Nazi Germany.
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