Why do millennials favor socialism?

It isn’t news that a large number of millennials gravitate towards socialism. Older generations who have lived in the shadow of socialism and similar ideological regimes however, may wonder why. Why do those who have experienced the benefits of capitalism wish to live under the kind of governments that slaughtered millions in the previous century? Continue Reading...

Millennials in America have a troubling view of communism and socialism

  Last year the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released their inaugural annual report on U.S. attitudes towards communism and socialism. The results were dispiriting. “We discovered a rampant amnesia about the crimes of communist regimes,” says Marion Smith, “and a growing inclination among younger Americans toward favorable views of communism and socialism.” Their latest survey was recently released—and the responses are just as troubling: • 7 in 10 Millennials (like most Americans) either don’t know the definition of communism or misidentify it for socialism. Continue Reading...