By Michael Newman
At the present time, most folks contemplate socialism as an outmoded ideology. during this Very brief advent, Michael Newman seeks to put the belief of socialism in a latest context for latest readers. He explains socialist principles within the framework of its historic evolution, from the French Revolution to the current day, and examines useful makes an attempt to enforce socialism.
Not simply one other historical past of socialist principles, this ebook goals for a distinct method 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 is additionally mentioned. Newman brings the topic completely modern through tackling modern varieties of socialism. whereas the book's concentration is on Europe and the Soviet Union, it really is set in a broader geographical context. Newman's clean method of the topic allows the reader to re-examine socialism.
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