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

The Everything Guide to Understanding Socialism The political social and economic concepts behind this complex theory Democracy is the road to socialism Karl MarxSocialism was one of the formative forces of the modern world and its complex history stretches back nearly three centuries But what exactly does sociali

  • Title: The Everything Guide to Understanding Socialism: The political, social, and economic concepts behind this complex theory
  • Author: Pamela D. Toler
  • ISBN: 9781440512773
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Democracy is the road to socialism Karl MarxSocialism 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 Tho Democracy is the road to socialism Karl MarxSocialism 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, The Everything Guide to Understanding Socialism is the ultimate resource if you want to learn about an age old concept turned modern day political firestorm.

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    About "Pamela D. Toler"

    1. Pamela D. Toler

      I m an academic renegadeThe first day of my PhD program at University of Chicago, my advisor said, You know there are no jobs, right I knew, but I didn t care I wanted to write about history for a broader audience than the other five people interested in my dissertation topic I wanted to write for history buffs and nerdy kids and the general intelligent reader That would be you, right Officially my degree is in the history of the Indian sub continent, with strong sub fields in European imperialism and Islam I feel strongly that the West in general and Americans in particular need to know about the history of other parts of the world That belief is often reflected in the topics I choose to write about, whether I m working on a small story feather hats in ancient Peru, anyone or a big one Mankind the Story of All of Us These days I write about a wide range of historical topics for history buffs, nerdy kids and you get the idea On any given day I could be working on World War I recruiting posters, the mud mosques of West Africa, the first European translation of the Arabian Nights, Napoleon s invasion of Egypt, or the history of absinth At least half the time I m writing outside of my field , exploring odd corners of the past with field tested research skills, a red hot library card, and a large bump of curiosity Basically, I m interested in the times and places where two cultures meet and change each other Come along for the ride.

    584 Comments

    1. Informative ish, but not well written No transitions, no introductions to concepts, no narratives There are so many ways to make history oh yeah This is a history book, surprise interesting None were utilized.Still I learned a lot from the book, mostly due to my willpower to sit through it and to retread my old pathways over and over when my eyes glazed over in the midst of passages about things that INTEREST ME.Expect a lot of socialist X was born in XXXX and became editor of a journal and a ne [...]


    2. This is an introduction to the socialist movement The author attempts to briefly define socialism and briefly examines dome of the events and developers of socialism The use of unions is also discussed.


    3. This book is excellent historical analogy of socialism from it s origin to the modern day It describes the types of socialism dispels the many Red Scares associated with Socialism


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