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Bernie and Alexandria Are Pretty Moderate Socialists. So What Do the Democratic Socialists of America Want?

Sep 21, 2018 - Slate Magazine

One of the most surprising things about the Democratic Socialists of America is that there are democratic socialists in America. That was perhaps under the radar until Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started making headlines. On a recent episode of The Gist, Mike Pesca spoke with Maria Svart, the national director of the Democratic Socialists of America. This conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Mike Pesca: Let's go to 2011 and 2012. Paint a picture of what a...