By Michael Newman
This present day, most folk give some thought to socialism as an superseded ideology. during this Very brief creation, Michael Newman seeks to put the assumption of socialism in a latest context for modern-day readers. He explains socialist rules within the framework of its ancient evolution, from the French Revolution to the current day, and examines useful makes an attempt to enforce socialism.
Not simply one other background of socialist principles, this e-book goals for a special technique that appears at perform in addition to theory--centering at the distinction among Communism and Social Democracy. the connection among socialism and notions of democracy, freedom, and equality can also be mentioned. Newman brings the topic solely brand new by way of tackling modern varieties of socialism. whereas the book's concentration is on Europe and the Soviet Union, it's set in a broader geographical context. Newman's clean method of the topic permits the reader to reconsider socialism.
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