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    In the midst of the 2016 Presidential elections, socialism has reemerged as a threat. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders believes socialism is the answer to America’s issues. Socialism is an interesting topic, and sometimes it can be used effectively. Unfortunately, Sanders wants to use it in a way that will cripple America and remove the title of “World Power”. The cons of socialism outweigh the pros and it will lead America to inevitable doom. Socialism is an interesting concept; one which many other countries have implemented into their government throughout the world. Socialists believe that the economy and society of their countries should be ran more openly while at the same time becoming more isolated with foreign. This would…

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    Sullivan. As she was writing her books, she gained a strong insight and belief in Socialism. Helen became a national supporter and follower of socialism and later identified herself as a socialist. Because of her strong beliefs in this system, she wrote articles and column in newspapers which gained the support of people. “In 1908, she was pulled towards Socialism when she read H.G. Wells’s ‘New Worlds for Old’.” (2) She continued to read books on Socialism and created her own…

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    conditions, poverty, and capitalism. Upton Sinclair's life heavily impacted and influenced his writing and made him one of the most well known authors in american history. Upton Sinclair was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 20, 1878 ( Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology). His childhood and events throughout his life helped him create characters and settings in the book. “Upton Sinclair did not grow up in a wealthy neighborhood and lived in poverty during his childhood. After…

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    Margaret Sanger was a huge contributor to making birth control a necessity today. In the last 100 years things have been much different. 100 years ago a ‘natural’ family size would be 11-18 children per women. This rapid and social change can be traced back to the life work of Margaret Sanger. Sanger used her own strategies, by becoming a public nuisance, by interfering with the Catholic Church, the United States judiciary, and the Marxist party. Sangers also became politically active and used…

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    “For socialists who believe that the working class must organize itself to take power from the capitalists, unions have provided a necessary central focus. Socialists have been active, often essentially so, in the early stages of union organization in the United States” (Weinstein). Unions organized together everyone who was discontented, and socialism played into this and appealed to the labor unions, gaining supporters through this. During the early 1900’s many worker strikes swept across the…

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    with fathers or a father-like figure. Some good. Some bad. We loved them some days. We hated them other days. However, no matter whether or not they were a good father, the ideal father or father figure was able to provide for us as children. They housed us, fed us, clothed us, took care of us when we were sick, and helped us with our problems. Our fathers provided for us and, for the most part, knew what the best was for us in regards to care and other personal matters. The Soviet government…

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    The lives of the Trueba family members are tumultuous ones. The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende stretches through over seventy years of time in Chile, providing the political and socio-economic backdrop to the continually fluctuating perspectives of the characters. The first half of the novel sets-up the characters and provide juxtaposition to the second half. Beginning in roughly 1900-1910, the stagnation of life, especially for the wealthy is evident. The dominant political party…

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    Sinclair wrote “ To Jurgis the packers had been equilvant to fate; Ostrinski showed him that they were the beef trust. They were the gigantic combination of capitalism, which had crushed all opposition, and overthrown the laws of the land, and was preying upon people.” In a more formal way, one could feel that Jurgis was adapting to a more socialist mindset in hopes of bringing an end to unsafe labor practices causing a shift of power that will bring an end to the meatpacking industry and…

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    society. It begins to appear as if all hope is lost, and there is no solution to this corruption. This is when Upton Sinclair takes the opportunity to provide an answer to all the problems, and introduces socialism. He narrates, “nobody had any remedy to suggest; it was the task of Socialists to teach and organize them.”(265) By implying the socialists had the ability to solve all the problems, he makes it clear that this is the one and only solution. Upton Sinclair gives no room for argument or…

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    Louisa Thomas’ book Conscience detailing the lives of her relatives leading up to and during World War I is a tale which reveals the effects that war and a changing era have on faith, loyalty, and a person’s conscience. While the plot is told in relation to the life of Norman Thomas, a man who began the war as a minister and ended it as a socialist and pacifist, the other characters are integral in relaying the central themes. Throughout the book, the reader can follow Norman Thomas’ changing…

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