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.
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Although the organizations mentioned above provide articles and news detailing national and international issues relevant to socialism, there are also a number of media sources and journals that analyze and communicate socialist news and information specifically. Below are links to media sources that focus on socialist ideas as they apply to current events.
- If you’re curious about the political effects of contemporary socialism, go to your favorite news publication and enter “socialism” in the search box. You’ll find a list of the most recent articles featuring socialist themes. The best places to look are international publications.
- Academic journals are also a great source of news and information on socialism. For example, Critique, a journal published by Glasgow University, includes academic essays and articles that explore contemporary socialist issues.
is a quarterly journal that analyzes socialist theory as it applies to contemporary issues and events. View contents from the latest issue, or scroll down the right side to “From our archives” for articles that provide an historic look at socialist analysis.
is a socialist publication that exposes the evils of capitalism and war. The tone of the publication is impassioned and the content is encompassing, covering several themes and topics related to each area of the world. Socialist Viewpoint is published every two months.
, based in London, offers news and headlines that argue for socialist causes. In addition to publishing articles, the group works to further socialist efforts through organization and action. See the “Socialist news and views
” section for major headlines and the socialist response to them. Visit “Socialist Party campaigns” to read about socialists at work.
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