Perspectives on Socialism Today

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Socialism is a socioeconomic belief that stresses the importance of communal involvement in property and wealth distribution. This guide explains the history of socialism from political and economic standpoints. You’ll learn about various socialist philosophies, and read arguments both for and against the ideology. Also find links to contemporary socialist organizations, and read news articles and essays written by today’s socialist media.

History of Socialism

Socialism emerged in conjunction with the Industrial Revolution as a means of protecting ... read more »

Perspectives on Socialism Today

Socialist ideology runs contrary to capitalism, which governs the American socioeconomic system. Nevertheless, there are still significant arguments made in favor of socialist ideals. The following resources outline arguments made both for and against socialist platforms. You’ll find essays and articles published by socialist organizations and pro-capitalist groups.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • When you research a political ideology, be sure to check your source. Go to the “About Us” page of any Web site that discusses socialism to determine the bias of the writing.
  • Albert Einstein once argued in favor of socialism. Read his essay, “Why Socialism?” published in the Monthly Review (May 1949).

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Current Socialist Organizations

Even though socialism reached its zenith of popularity in the 20th century, many groups and ... read more »

Contemporary Socialist Media

Although the organizations mentioned above provide articles and news detailing national and ... read more »

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