The History of Socialism

Date:  November 5, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
​Guest: William Federer  
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Increasingly we’re hearing a rallying cry for socialism in our society.  Free healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free public transportation, free childcare, guaranteed jobs and free welfare for the poor.  Certain politicians are fanning the flames of the mobs to change our government, our constitution, and our way of life as a nation.  Do we really want to go the way of Russia, Communist China, Cuba or Venezuela?  Is socialism a wonderful utopia or is it a totalitarian nightmare?  Will everything be free or will deep-state bureaucrats decide who gets what?  Is there a difference between socialism and communism?

Joining Jim to sort this out from the historical perspective was William Federer. William is a nationally known speaker, historian, author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc, a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage.  He is the speaker on ‘The American Minute’ daily broadcast.  He’s authored numerous books including, ‘America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations,’ ‘The Original 13: History of Religion in America’s First Thirteen States,’ ‘Who is the King in America?’ and the newly released ‘Socialism:  The Real History From Plato to the Present’ in which he analyzes how the Deep State capitalizes on crises to consolidate control.  

William began by giving listeners a brief history lesson regarding socialism which goes back to Plato who lived in 380 B.C.  As William described it, Plato felt, ‘…that democracy without virtue ends in domestic social chaos out of which some governor or mayor will be a tyrant.’

From there the lesson builds to include Sir Thomas More, the Pilgrims, the French Revolution, Napoleon, Frederick (King of Prussia), Hegel, Karl Marx, Eugene Debs and more.    

In the end, William described socialism as, ‘…the dream of heaven on earth’ but he also noted that, ‘It’s a cultural bait and switch.’  Find out why when you review this important Crosstalk broadcast.

More Information

‘Socialism: The Real History from Plato to the Present’ is available for a donation of $18 or more to Crosstalk available at or by calling 1-800-729-9829.

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