Here’s What Americans Need to Know About Socialism

The Heritage Foundation


Feb 23, 2020

Good morning. If you are following the presidential debates, you know that socialism is a hot-button issue in America right now. But how much do people really know about this toxic ideology? Heritage’s distinguished fellow in conservative thought, Dr. Lee Edwards, explains everything Americans need to know about socialism. Meanwhile, the push to replace the Electoral College is in full swing on the left; find out why this would be catastrophic for the country. Lastly, the Trump administration is taking aim at “sanctuary cities.” Read on to learn how the administration is counterattacking states and local jurisdictions that obstruct federal immigration policy.


Here’s What Americans Need to Know About Socialism

With socialism’s popularity rising in the United States, it’s more important than ever that Americans know the facts about Karl Marx’s inherently flawed ideology. That is why Heritage’s Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow in conservative thought, has been working hard to explain the true nature of socialism. In his article, What Americans Must Know About Socialism,he explains, “This is the reality of socialism—a pseudo-religion grounded in pseudo-science and enforced by political tyranny.” In his most recent article, he refutes the often-used claim by leftists that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried, citing three modern countries that tried and ultimately rejected socialism. You can read about those countries, and why they rejected socialism.