Epilogue: Norman Thomas Nostalgia
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As the era of mid-century American socialism began to fade beyond memory, it experienced a last resurgence of attention both from commentators and from those shaped in the intensity of the 1930s. Norman Thomas, in particular, stood in as the face of a now-respectable American socialism, admired, at last, even by those who held socialism in distain. This chapter explores a phenomenon of Norman Thomas nostalgia.