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The Everything Guide to Understanding Socialism: The political, social, and economic concepts behind this complex theory (Everything Series)

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Pages: 304

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:6/18/2011 - Adams Media

By: Pamela Toler

Socialism was one of the formative forces of the modern world, and its complex history stretches back nearly three centuries. But what, exactly, does socialism mean? This informative and impartial guide takes you through socialism's origins to its contemporary interpretations, covering:Socialism's founders, including Sir Thomas More, Karl Marx, and Friedrich EngelsTypes of socialism, such as Maoism, syndicalism, communism, and green socialismBasic constructs and beliefs, and current misconceptionsSocialism's impact on America, including the Red Scare, the Catholic Worker Movement, and the Cold WarFeaturing an unbiased but comprehensive view of this controversial theory, this guide is the ultimate resource if you want to learn more about an age-old concept turned modern-day political firestorm.  


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