VOA News/Esha Sarai & William Gallo WASHINGTON — For much of history, socialism was a dirty word — more of a political smear than a description of someone's political ideology. Socialism typically was confused with state ownership of the means of production, communism or even totalitarian governments. Socialist Party candidates struggled to attract popular support. At the height of the socialists' popularity in 1920, Eugene V. Debs received roughly 915,000 votes in the presidential election. But socialist ideas are increasingly popular in the United States, according to recent polls, to the point where Democratic candidates seeking their party's nomination in 2020 are embracing economic,…
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