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If democratic socialism is so bad, why is Norway so great?

The spectacular upset victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her recent New York congressional primary election has catapulted the topic of democratic socialism to the top of America's political discussion. Conservatives have argued that the leftist politics of Ocasio-Cortez represent a policy program guaranteed to fail, and a sure electoral loser for Democrats. (Plenty of moderate liberals, including my colleague Damon Linker, have cosigned the latter part of that argument, too.)

Let's set aside electoral politics for now and focus solely on democratic socialist policies. Helpfully, we have a country that very...

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News Posted By: theweek - 5 days ago