Socialist Salon is DSA's monthly forum to discuss the politics, economics, theory, and practice of democratic socialism. Come to Socialist Salon and share your insights! Socialist Salon Monthly Discussion Forum is generally held on the ThirdThursday of the month.
This month's topic will be the Latin American Left.
The beginning of the 21st century witnessed an unprecedented wave of electoral victories by leftist presidential candidates in Latin America. These left and left of center governments have a record of social and economic progress that is truly impressive.
Can the left in the US learn from the success of Latin America? We will examine this and other issues at our next salon which is meant to be a basic introduction to the current politics of the region.
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