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A History of Socialist Thought
From the Precursors to the Present


September 2000 | 468 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book provides a detailed and critical account of the dominant schools and theorists of socialism. The major schools of socialism like Marxism, Anarchism, Guild Socialism, Syndicalism, Fabianism, and Social Democracy are discussed with special emphasis on the important theoreticians like Thomas More, Karl Marx, Ferdinand Lassalle, William Morris, and Antonio Gramsci. The authors analyze the varied controversies within socialism; the role of the market and the importance of planning; and reform vs. revolution.Most importantly, the authors explain the recent collapse of communism and the disarray in which democratic socialism finds itself, and provide answers to the future of socialism.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE PRECURSORS
 
Thomas More
 
James Harrington
 
PART TWO: EARLY SOCIALISTS
 
Saint Simon
 
Robert Owen
 
Charles Fourier
 
PART THREE: NINETEENTH CENTURY MARXISTS
 
Karl Heinrich Marx
 
Friedrich Engels
 
August Bebel
 
PART FOUR: SOCIAL DEMOCRATS
 
Ferdinand Lassalle
 
Eduard Bernstein
 
George Douglas Howard Cole
 
PART FIVE: TWENTIETH CENTURY MARXISTS
 
Karl Johann Kautsky
 
Georgii Valentinovich Plekhanov
 
Vladimir Illyich Lenin
 
Rosa Luxemburg
 
Leon Trotsky
 
Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin
 
Antonio Gramsci
 
Herbert Marcuse
 
PART SIX: UNCONVENTIONAL MARXISTS
 
William Morris
 
Georges Sorel
 
Mao Zedong

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ISBN: 9780761994657
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