It Didn't Happen Here (Paperback)

Why Socialism Failed in the United States

By Seymour Martin Lipset, Gary Wolfe Marks

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393322545, 379pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2001

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Why socialism has failed to play a significant role in the United States - the most developed capitalist industrial society and hence, ostensibly, fertile ground for socialism - has been a critical question of American history and political development. This study surveys the various explanations for this phenomenon of American political exceptionalism.