The Reasons Why

Why Is There No Socialism in the United States?

by Werner Sombart, translated by Patricia M. Hocking and C.T. Husbands
The American working class has never produced a genuinely mass-based political party of its own. In this it is different from the working class in every other advanced capitalist country. Yet there was a time when bitter struggles between American labor and capital—more acute than those in many European countries—seemed …