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February 11, 2019

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME: ‘Recycled socialism’: Trace the history of AOC & the Dems’ ‘Green New Deal’ in this jaw-dropping thread.

While conservative tweeter Rich Weinstein has traced the phrase back British lefties in 2008, Obama in 2009, and Jill Stein in 2012, the concept ultimately stems from early “Progressive” philosopher William James’ 1906 Stanford lecture on “the moral equivalent of war.” Ever since, as Jonah Goldberg wrote on Thursday, “the agenda of 20th-century liberalism has been an exercise in trying to decouple the benefits of war from the bloody bits.” The result is has been a continuing effort by the left to make “Everyone a Conscript.”