Socialism Was Once America's Political Taboo. Now, Democratic Socialism Is a Viable Platform. Here's What to Know

What does it mean to be a democratic socialist in America? How is democratic socialism different from socialism and communism in the former Soviet Union and other countries abroad? Is it true that Martin Luther King Jr. was a democratic socialist?

Michael Kazin, Member in the School of Social Science, responds to these questions and others in an interview with Olivia Waxman of Time.

Read more at Time, and listen to Kazin on The Nation's "Start Making Sense" podcast.