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This is the definitive biography of a remarkable yet mostly forgotten figure in American political history Thomas ran for president six times 1928 1948 as the candidate of the Socialist Party and was known during his lifetime first as FDR s nemesis on the left, and then in later years as America s Conscience Norman Thomas was a major inspiration for Ralph Nader, who met him when Nader was an undergraduate at Princeton in the 1950 s Thomas was a Princeton alumnus as well , and he remains This is the definitive biography of a remarkable yet mostly forgotten figure in American political history Thomas ran for president six times 1928 1948 as the candidate of the Socialist Party and was known during his lifetime first as FDR s nemesis on the left, and then in later years as America s Conscience Norman Thomas was a major inspiration for Ralph Nader, who met him when Nader was an undergraduate at Princeton in the 1950 s Thomas was a Princeton alumnus as well , and he remains to this day an inspiring figure for what is left of American radicalism the movement for democratic socialism Norman Thomas was, like his predecessor Eugene Debs, a Socialist whose influence extended far beyond his perennial abysmal performances at the ballot box W.A Swanberg is a great biographer, though I wish he had spenttime on the specific policies Thomas pushed and how they compared to the America of his time But I took home two important messages from this book The first was how the factionalism of the principled left hurt its ability to organize a mass movement The second was how figu Norman Thomas was, like his predecessor Eugene Debs, a Socialist whose influence extended far beyond his perennial abysmal performances at the ballot box W.A Swanberg is a great biographer, though I wish he had spenttime on the specific policies Thomas pushed and how they compared to the America of his time But I took home two important messages from this book The first was how the factionalism of the principled left hurt its ability to organize a mass movement The second was how figures like Thomas were far ahead of their time, for instance in civil rights, where he advocated for black sharecroppers in the 1930s, years before the major parties were willing to even consider it as a national issue.From the book The Party platform, which Thomas had a large part in shaping, favored public works, a shorter work week, agricultural relief, unemployment insurance, the elimination of child labor, slum clearance, low cost housing, higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy, and the nationalization of basic industries all Socialist measures which capitalist American would condemn but would ultimately adopt, every one but the last Here s the author s basic conclusion, written in description of a celebration of Thomas 80th birthday The United States, in its twin drives of fighting Communism and winning affluence, had opted for the morals of the Communists and the sharpers There seemed no drawing back from the turns made at the Bay of Pigs and Tonkin Gulf, anythan there was repentance in the advertising boardrooms or the labor unions In a sense and some of them may have realized it the nineteen hundred people at the Astor were honoring the last great American idealist There would always beDulleses and Nixons, but Thomas, in his plush red chair, was on the way to becoming a lost national asset `Kindle ☉ Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist ☠ Norman Thomas WikipdiaNorman Thomas WikipediaNorman Thomas American politician Britannica Norman Thomas, born Nov Marion, Ohio, US died Dec Huntington, NY , American socialist, social reformer, and frequent candidate for political office Norman Thomas Spartacus Educational Norman Thomas, the son of a Presbyterian minister, was born in Marion, Ohio, on th November,He studied political science under Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University and graduated inInThomas helped to establish the Intercollegiate Socialist Society Norman Thomas Socialism 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