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“For those who witnessed the global collapse of socialism, its resurrection in the twenty-first century comes as a surprise, even a shock. How can socialism work now when it has never worked before?”

Revered filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza came to the U.S. from India as an exchange student at the age of 17. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he went on to author several bestselling books, including Illiberal Education, Obama’s America, America, and The Big Lie. He is also responsible for three of the top ten highest-grossing political documentaries ever made.

D’Souza returned to the Chicks on the Right Thursday to discuss his latest book, The United States of Socialism: Who’s Behind It. Why It’s Evil. How to Stop It.

Advocates of adopting socialism in the United States often suggest that our country should follow the political model of countries in Scandanavia, but according to D’Souza, those countries are not the hardline socialist utopias that progressives desire.

“They have low corporate taxes, no minimum wage, employers can hire and fire people for any reason, there’s no wealth tax with one exception, and no inheritance tax,” D’Souza explained. “In fact, one country – Finland – tried a universal basic income and got rid of it.”

He continued: “So the point I’m trying to make is that these countries did not kill the goose that laid the golden egg. They create a capitalist society and then they have a generous welfare state; however, they make sure the burden of that is spread across the whole society. So even middle-class workers in Sweden and Norway pay a 50% income tax rate.”

D’Souza noted that in the current political climate of the United States, we’re dealing with a double assault of proponents of economic socialism combined with a cultural Marxism.

“Some of these people care more about abortion than the minimum wage,” said D’Souza. “They care more about the transgender bathroom than universal basic income. So this is a cultural, economic, and spiritual battle really.”

D’Souza says local governments have failed to push back against violent protestors connected with the political movement of Black Lives Matter.

“The Democratic mayors and governors are in lockstep with these people,” said D’Souza. “They even write their press releases in some circumstances, so these are thugs with friends with high places and at some point, the Federal government is the only remedy.”

Click the link below to hear the Chicks’ full interview with D’Souza.

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