Are millennials embracing democratic socialism?

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Doug Jones’ stunning upset in Alabama’s US Senate race was good news for Democrats. Jones’ media maven Joe Trippi tells Warren that young people made a “huge” difference.

But recent polls show a youthful preference for socialism over capitalism. Will that lead to demands that threaten party unity and the party’s chances of gaining Congressional seats in 2018?

Added Attraction: Iran watcher Robin Wright says current unrest is all about food prices, unemployment and anger at a theocratic regime. She provides the background on a developing story of major importance.

Capitol building, Montgomery, Alabama. Photo credit: Library of Congress. 

Credits

Guests:
Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr, Joe Trippi - Democratic political consultant - @JoeTrippi, Matt Bruenig - Founder of the People's Policy Project - @MattBruenig, Mark Dunbar - Freelance writer - @Mark1Dunbar, Elaine Kamarck - Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government - @EKamarck

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Devan Schwartz