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March 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

Alumni News | Johnson Writes on ‘Prime Minister Warns Bernie Sanders About Socialism’

Ben Johnson, portrait in clerical collar

The Rev. Ben Johnson

Ohio University alum the Rev. Ben Johnson ’97 wrote an op-ed headlined “Fmr. Swedish Prime Minister Warns Bernie Sanders About Socialism-OpEd” in Eurasia Review.

After video footage surfaced of Senator Bernie Sanders extolling the Soviet Union’s cultural and youth programs, the former prime minister of Sweden threw cold water on the idea that socialism builds sound societies. The tweet by Carl Bildt is the latest intervention by Nordic nations to divert the United States from adopting Marxist policies.

As the 77-year-old Vermont senator announced his presidential ambitions, a string of videos emerged showing Sanders supporting Castro’s Cuba, Ortega’s Nicaragua, and the existence of breadlines.

Johnson earned a B.A. in History from the College of Arts & Sciences and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Johnson is a senior editor at the Acton Institute.

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