Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Newman

at the present time, most folks examine socialism as an outmoded ideology. during this Very brief creation, Michael Newman seeks to put the assumption of socialism in a contemporary context for modern readers. He explains socialist principles within the framework of its ancient evolution, from the French Revolution to the current day, and examines sensible makes an attempt to enforce socialism.

Not simply one other background of socialist rules, this publication goals for a distinct procedure 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 modern by way of tackling modern sorts 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 permits the reader to think again socialism.

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