While claiming to be “democratic” and merely “socialist,” DSA draws much of its inspiration from the Italian Communist Party theoretician Antonio Gramsci.
DSA Orange County Newsletter, Feb. 1, 1984
Rather than working class revolution, Gramsci believed that communism could best be achieved by infiltrating the key institutions of Western Society. In the United States, the Democratic Party has been DSA’s main target, from county to federal level.
The almost 80 strong Congressional Progressive Caucus was created by DSA and today serves as the socialist’s main transmission belt for Marxist policies into the Democratic Party.