Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What the heck is socialism anyway? Opinions in Wisconsin shaped by a growing generational divide

 20 March 2019

By Mica Soellner 
Appleton Post-Crescent

"Milwaukee was the birthplace of "sewer socialism," a movement that sought to clean up neighborhoods and factories with new sanitation systems, municipal water and power systems, local parks and better public education systems.

The city has also elected three socialist mayors in its history — Emil Seidel, Daniel Hoan and Frank Zeidler— as well as Victor Berger to the House of Representatives, making him the first socialist to serve in Congress in 1910. Zeidler ran for president in 1976 as the candidate for the Socialist Party USA...."

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