A Page From History
Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 to December 19, 1968) was a
leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential
candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S., Norman
Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under
the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the
socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened."
He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential
Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our