All Articles on Eugene V. Debs

Eugene Debs delivering a speech in Chicago in 1912. "I can see the dawn of the better day for humanity," the famous socialist leader once said. "The people are awakening. In due time they will and must come to their own." (Photo: Wikipedia) Views
Romance Is the New Realism: Eugene Debs and the Age of Corona
In this pandemic-era, it has become increasingly clear that we are only as healthy as the least insured—hence the poorest—in our society.
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Eugene Debs delivers an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio on June 16, 1918. Views
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Jews
Like the Passover story, the celebration of Hanukkah reminds us that people can overcome great obstacles and achieve great things if they have a vision of a better society and build movements that challenge the conventional ideas of their day. Election results and public opinion polls reveal that...
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Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Eugene Victor Debs, whose home is an infrequently visited museum on the campus of Indiana State University, was the most important political figure of the 20th century. He built the socialist movement in America and was eventually crucified by the capitalist class when he and...
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Eugene V. Debs and the Urgent Need for a New Anti-War Movement
Eugene Debs became a socialist in prison. After being arrested for his leadership role in the Pullman Strike of 1894 — for which he was deemed "an enemy of the human race" in the New York Times — Debs took to studying intensely the classics of socialist thought, from the utopian vision of Edward...
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