Socialism, Communism, and fascism are ALL strains of authoritarianism...
#22 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER
That is perhaps the most ignorant thing I've seen on this site all year.
#26 | POSTED BY MUSTANG
This page gives a fairly simple but accurate description of the differences.
It's because there is no divide...
There is a significant difference between communism and socialism. Most of the modern industrialized countries of the world, including the United States, practice some level of democratic socialism. I would hardly call the majority of those countries anything close to communist. The closest to communist that the World still treats as relatively normal would probably be China.
Bernie also has this partially wrong. If anything, the United States is drifting towards fascism. Where our country is run mostly by, and for the benefit of, the very wealthy.