From limited access to medical tests and healthcare in the midst of a global pandemic, to the ongoing crises of indebtedness, homelessness, endless war, and environmental destruction, the need for a different system has become clear to millions of people. It's no surprise that—regardless of preferred candidate—US voters in states from California to Texas have a more favorable opinion of socialism than capitalism.
But what is socialism?
Socialism is about much more than any one candidate or campaign—it's about ensuring that all people can live with dignity. As a contribution to the the resurgence of socialist politics in the United States, and to help you explain what socialism's all about to your parents, neighbors, and co-workers, we've put together a Socialism 101 reading list: