Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Newman

this day, most folk reflect on socialism as an outmoded ideology. during this Very brief advent, Michael Newman seeks to put the assumption of socialism in a latest context for trendy readers. He explains socialist rules within the framework of its ancient evolution, from the French Revolution to the current day, and examines functional makes an attempt to enforce socialism.

Not simply one other historical past of socialist rules, this ebook goals for a unique 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 is additionally mentioned. Newman brings the topic completely modern by means of tackling modern different types 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 allows the reader to think again socialism.

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