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== Socialist Leader ==
 
== Socialist Leader ==
   
Following Eugene Debs' death in 1926, Thomas became the Socialist standard-bearer and was the party's Presidential nominee in every election from 1928 to 1948. As an articulate and engaging spokesman for democratic socialism, Thomas' influence was considerably greater than that of the typical perennial candidate. Although socialism was viewed as an unsavory form of political thought by most middle-class Americans, the well-educated Thomas -- who often wore three-piece suits -- looked like and talked like a president and gained a grudging admiration.
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Following Eugene Debs' death in 1926, Thomas became the Socialist standard-bearer and was the party's Presidential nominee in every election from 1928 to 1948. As an articulate and engaging spokesman for democratic socialism, Thomas' influence was considerably greater than that of the typical perennial candidate. Although socialism was viewed as an unsavory form of political thought by most middle-class Americans, the well-educated Thomas -- who often wore three-piece suits -- looked like and talked like a president and gained a grudging admiration. May refer to the politcal leader Eugene_V._Debs May also be in reference to a a debutante ball, a formal party undertaken by the leaving members of second-level schools in Ireland, most often in the month of August or September. ... Democratic socialism is a broad political movement propagating the ideals of socialism within the context of a democratic system. ... A perennial candidate is one who frequently runs for public office with a record of success that is either infrequent or non-existent. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to social control. ...
   
 
[[Image:NormanThomasspeech.jpg|thumb|Norman Thomas giving a speech|left ]]
 
[[Image:NormanThomasspeech.jpg|thumb|Norman Thomas giving a speech|left ]]
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