I want to start this week by talking about a man named Eugene Debs. You may remember Debs from your history classes. He occasionally got a brief mention in there. But you may not. But to many of my more regular listeners he’s kind of iconic.
You see, Debs was an American socialist, union activist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and five times candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Through his presidential candidacies as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States. [Read More]